Involvement of ventral noradrenergic bundle in corticosterone secretion following neural stimuli.


In view of the involvement of noradrenaline (NA) in the regulation of adrenocortical secretion, its role in the rise of plasma corticosterone following neural stimuli was evaluated in rats. The injection of the catecholamine neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) into the ventral noradrenergic bundle in the brain stem, which projects to the hypothalamus… (More)