NMDA receptors in the midbrain periaqueductal gray mediate hypothalamically evoked hissing behavior in the cat

@article{Schubert1996NMDARI,
  title={NMDA receptors in the midbrain periaqueductal gray mediate hypothalamically evoked hissing behavior in the cat},
  author={Kathryn Schubert and Majid B. Shaikh and Allan Siegel},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={726},
  pages={80-90}
}
The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that the descending pathway from the medial hypothalamus to the dorsal periaqueductal gray (PAG) is critical for the expression of defensive rage behavior in the cat and utilizes excitatory amino acids as a neurotransmitter. In the first phase of the study, monopolar stimulating electrodes were implanted into the medial hypothalamus from which defensive rage behavior could be elicited by electrical stimulation. For the entire study, the… CONTINUE READING

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