The medial hypothalamic defensive system: Hodological organization and functional implications

  title={The medial hypothalamic defensive system: Hodological organization and functional implications},
  author={N. Canteras},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  • N. Canteras
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • The hypothalamus is a relatively small division of the vertebrate forebrain that plays especially important roles in neural mechanisms assuring homeostasis, defense, and reproduction. Previous studies from our laboratory have suggested a distinct circuit in the medial hypothalamic zone as critically involved in the organization of innate defensive behavior. Thus, after exposure to a natural predator known to elicit innate defensive responses, increased Fos levels in the medial zone of the… CONTINUE READING
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