Neurotransmitter specificity of cells and fibers in the medial preoptic nucleus: an immunohistochemical study in the rat.

@article{Simerly1986NeurotransmitterSO,
  title={Neurotransmitter specificity of cells and fibers in the medial preoptic nucleus: an immunohistochemical study in the rat.},
  author={Richard B. Simerly and Roger A. Gorski and Larry W. Swanson},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1986},
  volume={246 3},
  pages={343-63}
}
The medial preoptic nucleus (MPN) is a sexually dimorphic complex with three major subdivisions. The cell-dense central (MPNc) and medial (MPNm) subdivisions are larger in male rats, while the cell-sparse lateral subdivision (MPNl) occupies a majority of the nucleus in females. In the present study we evaluated the distribution of possible monoaminergic and peptidergic cells and fibers within the MPN, as well as in adjacent regions of the medial preoptic area of the adult male rat. For this, we… CONTINUE READING