Paraventricular nucleus region controls pituitary-adrenal function in Brattleboro rats.


To study the role of the paraventricular nucleus and of neurohypophysial hormones in the control of ACTH secretion, the paraventricular nuclei (PV) of Brattleboro diabetes insipidus rats (DI) were lesioned (L) with a knife; sham-lesioned DI (S) served as controls. Four days later, the rats were stressed by ether inhalation, and blood samples were taken… (More)


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