Paraventricular and supraoptic bursting oxytocin cells in rat are locally regulated by oxytocin and functionally related.

Abstract

1. Oxytocin was pressure injected through a glass micropipette into a supraoptic (SON) or paraventricular nucleus (PVN) while recording the electrical activities of oxytocin cells in a contralateral nucleus, to see whether oxytocin acts locally in the magnocellular nuclei to control their bursting activity and whether the oxytocin cells of the four… (More)

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