Role of arginine vasopressin and corticotropin-releasing factor in mediating alcohol-induced adrenocorticotropin and vasopressin secretion in male rats bearing lesions of the paraventricular nuclei.

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In male rats, lesions of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus attenuate, but do not abolish, adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) secretion in response to acute alcohol injection. As the PVN is the major source of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) in the median eminence, this observation suggests that extra-PVN brain regions, and/or ACTH… (More)

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@article{Ogilvie1997RoleOA, title={Role of arginine vasopressin and corticotropin-releasing factor in mediating alcohol-induced adrenocorticotropin and vasopressin secretion in male rats bearing lesions of the paraventricular nuclei.}, author={Katheen M Ogilvie and S. Lee and Cristian Rivier}, journal={Brain research}, year={1997}, volume={744 1}, pages={83-95} }