Effect of the nitric oxide level in the medial preoptic area on male copulatory behavior in rats.

@article{Sato1998EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the nitric oxide level in the medial preoptic area on male copulatory behavior in rats.},
  author={Yoshikazu Sato and Hiroki Horita and Toshie Kurohata and Hideki Adachi and Taiji Tsukamoto},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={274 1 Pt 2},
  pages={R243-7}
}
We investigated the influence of the extracellular nitric oxide (NO) level on male copulatory behavior. We confirmed the changes of nitrite ([Formula: see text]) and nitrate ([Formula: see text]) in the medial preoptic area (MPOA) by administration of the NO precursorl-arginine (l-Arg, 10 mM) or the NO synthase inhibitor N G-monomethyl-l-arginine (l-NMMA, 10 mM) via a dialysis probe. [Formula: see text] and[Formula: see text] were measured simultaneously by an in vivo microdialysis method… CONTINUE READING