Effects of midbrain lesions on female sexual behavior in the rat

@article{Herndon1976EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of midbrain lesions on female sexual behavior in the rat},
  author={James G. Herndon},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={1976},
  volume={17},
  pages={143-148}
}
  • J. Herndon
  • Published 1976
  • Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
Abstract Female sexual behavior was observed in ovariectomized female rats treated with varying doses of estrogen and progesterone, following electrolytic midbrain lesions. Severe deficits in receptivity were produced by lesions aimed at the dorsal and ventral norepinephrine pathways (DV lesions) and by lesions intended to destroy meso-limbic (A-10) dopamine-producing cells. Significant but less profound impairments were seen following lesions aimed at the serotonin-producing raphe nucleus or… Expand
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