Prolactin and corticosterone secretion in response to acute stress after paraventricular nucleus lesion by ibotenic acid.

@article{Caldeira2000ProlactinAC,
  title={Prolactin and corticosterone secretion in response to acute stress after paraventricular nucleus lesion by ibotenic acid.},
  author={J. C. G. Caldeira and Celso Rodrigues Franci},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={2000},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={483-9}
}
The cellular organization of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) is complex and eight distinct regions have been identified by Nissl staining. Three consist of magnocellular neurons and five of parvocellular neurons. Ibotenic acid, a glutamate analogue, is a toxin with neuroexcitatory properties which acts on N-methyl-D-aspartate and metabotropic receptors. Depending on the dose used, ibotenic acid causes extensive damage of parvocellular neurons of the paraventricular nucleus but preserves… CONTINUE READING

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