Injections of cholecystokinin into the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus inhibit lordosis behavior in the rat.


In the central nervous system, the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMH) is a primary locus for the induction of lordosis behavior by estrogen. Tissue levels of cholecystokinin and its binding sites in the VMH are modulated by estrogen, suggesting a role for cholecystokinin in the regulation of lordosis behavior. The effects of exogenous… (More)