Injections of N-methyl-D-aspartate into the ventral hippocampus increase extracellular dopamine in the ventral tegmental area and nucleus accumbens.

@article{Legault1999InjectionsON,
  title={Injections of N-methyl-D-aspartate into the ventral hippocampus increase extracellular dopamine in the ventral tegmental area and nucleus accumbens.},
  author={Mark Legault and Roy Wise},
  journal={Synapse},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={241-9}
}
The nucleus accumbens septi receives inputs from dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and glutamatergic neurons of the ventral subiculum (VS). The convergence of these inputs in the NAS is important for the normal expression of exploratory locomotion; stimulation of the VS by injection of the glutamate receptor agonist N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) causes dopamine-dependent increases in locomotion. In the present study, in vivo microdialysis in conjunction with high… CONTINUE READING