Adrenergic innervation of the rat hypothalamus

M. Palkovits, Éva Mezey, L. Záborszky, Andrea Feminger, D. H.G. Versteeg, H. J.L.M. Wijnen, W. De Jong, M. I.K. Fekete, J. P. Herman, B. Kanyicska

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The adrenergic innervation of the hypothalamus was studied by measuring hypothalamic adrenaline levels following surgical transection of the lower brain stem or electrolytic lesion of the medullary adrenaline-containing cell groups. The adrenaline levels in some hypothalamic nuclei and in the median eminence showed a slight decrease after partial transection of the medulla oblongata, whilst there was a pronounced decrease (by 59-78%) 7-10 days following total hemisection or unilateral lesion of the C1-catecholaminergic cell group in the medulla oblongata.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1980


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Palkovits, M., Mezey, É., Záborszky, L., Feminger, A., Versteeg, D. H. G., Wijnen, H. J. L. M., De Jong, W., Fekete, M. I. K., Herman, J. P., & Kanyicska, B. (1980). Adrenergic innervation of the rat hypothalamus. Neuroscience Letters, 18(3), 237-243.