Estradiol and progesterone influence the response of ventromedial hypothalamic neurons to tactile stimuli associated with female reproduction

@article{Tetel1994EstradiolAP,
  title={Estradiol and progesterone influence the response of ventromedial hypothalamic neurons to tactile stimuli associated with female reproduction},
  author={Marc J Tetel and Michael J. Getzinger and Jeffrey D. Blaustein},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1994},
  volume={646},
  pages={267-272}
}
Stimulation of the vagina and cervix, provided by the male during copulation or manually with a probe, causes many behavioral and endocrine changes associated with female reproduction in rats. Previously, we found that vaginal-cervical stimulation (VCS), by mating or manual probing, increases the expression of Fos-immunoreactivity (Fos-IR) in discrete populations of neurons in the preoptic area, mediobasal hypothalamus and midbrain, suggesting that these neurons respond to VCS. The purpose of… CONTINUE READING
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