Fast neurotransmission in the rat medial preoptic nucleus.

  title={Fast neurotransmission in the rat medial preoptic nucleus.},
  author={Evgenya Malinina and Michael Druzin and Staffan Johansson},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={1040 1-2},
The functional properties of neurotransmission in the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN) were studied in a brain slice preparation from young male rats. The aims were to evaluate the thin slice preparation for studying evoked synaptic responses in MPN neurons, to characterize the fast responses triggered by activation of presynaptic nerve fibers in the MPN, and to identify the involved receptor types. Presynaptic stimulation within the MPN evoked postsynaptic voltage and current responses that were… CONTINUE READING