Estradiol acts locally within the retrochiasmatic area to inhibit pulsatile luteinizing-hormone release in the female sheep during anestrus.

In the present study we have identified a site of action of estradiol in the inhibition of LH secretion during anestrus in the ewe. In the first experiment, we studied six sites: the medial preoptic area, the lateral preoptic area, the ventromedial hypothalamus, the ventrolateral hypothalamus, the retrochiasmatic area (RCh), and the periventricular… CONTINUE READING