Role of pelvic nerves in the postcopulatory abbreviation of behavioral estrus in female rats.

@article{Lodder1976RoleOP,
  title={Role of pelvic nerves in the postcopulatory abbreviation of behavioral estrus in female rats.},
  author={Jan J Lodder and Gerard H. Zeilmaker},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1976},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={925-9}
}
The role of the pelvic nerves in the postmating abbreviation of behavioral estrus in domestic female rats was investigated. Mating during a period of 40 min at the beginning of hormonally induced estrus in spayed female rats resulted in a rapid decrease in receptivity as measured hourly by the lordosis response. Moreover, the length of the receptive period was significantly shortened by mating at the start of the period. Bilateral pelvic nerve transection completely abolished these effects of… CONTINUE READING

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