medial preoptic nucleus

me·di·al pre·op·tic nu·cle·us

[TA]
a group of nerve cells forming the medial zone of the preoptic region.
Synonym(s): nucleus preopticus medialis [TA]
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The medial preoptic nucleus (MPN), a key region underlying the motivation to vocalize and mate (Alward et al.
Proteome-Based Analyses of the Medial Preoptic Nucleus
Validation of proteomic data and characterization of androgen receptor (AR) and estrogen receptor (ER)[alpha] expression in the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN).
In 1978, Gorski, Gordon, Shryne, and Southam described a sexually dimorphic area of the medial preoptic nucleus of rats.
The sexually dimorphic medial preoptic nucleus of quail: a key brain area mediating steroid action on male sexual behavior.

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