Sexual dimorphism in the preoptic area of the rat.

@article{Raisman1971SexualDI,
  title={Sexual dimorphism in the preoptic area of the rat.},
  author={Geoffrey Raisman and P. M. Field},
  journal={Science},
  year={1971},
  volume={173 3998},
  pages={731-3}
}
A quantitative evaluation of the relative distribution of synapses on dendritic shafts and spines serves to differentiate the neuropil of the preoptic area from that of the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus; it also shows that the neuropil of the preoptic area is sexually dimorphic. 

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