Neuropeptide Y fails to increase intraoral intake in rats.

  title={Neuropeptide Y fails to increase intraoral intake in rats.},
  author={Randy J Seeley and Christopher J. Payne and Stephen Woods},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={268 2 Pt 2},
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) has a potent orexigenic effect when administered either into the third ventricle or directly into hypothalamic nuclei, but the mechanism by which NPY increases intakes is poorly understood. The present study tested the ability of NPY to increase intake of the rat in the intraoral intake test, which focuses on the highly stereotyped consummatory phase of ingestion by introducing a 0.1 M sucrose solution directly into the oral cavity of rats via indwelling intraoral cannulas… CONTINUE READING