Pharmacological and anatomical aspects of cholinergic activation of female sexual behavior

@article{Dohanich1984PharmacologicalAA,
  title={Pharmacological and anatomical aspects of cholinergic activation of female sexual behavior},
  author={Gary P. Dohanich and Priscilla J. Barr and Jeffrey A. Witcher and Lynwood G. Clemens},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1984},
  volume={32},
  pages={1021-1026}
}
Forebrain infusion of cholinergic agonists activated the sexual response, lordosis, in ovariectomized female rats that had been primed with a low dose of estrogen. Carbachol, an agonist with both muscarinic and nicotinic properties, and oxotremorine, an agonist with a primarily muscarinic action, produced dose-related increases in the frequency of lordosis elicited by stimulus male rats. This facilitation of lordosis was prevented when females were pretreated systemically with atropine or… CONTINUE READING
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