preoptic nuclei

preoptic nuclei

nuclei in the anterior part of the hypothalamus.
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These sections correspond to an area of the brain that contains specific hypothalamic nuclei: the preoptic nuclei (POA) and suprachiasmatic nucleus (SC) in sections 4 through 7, and the nuclei periventricularis dorsalis (HD), ventralis (HV), caudalis (Hc), nucleus lateralis (LH), tuberis anteriores (TA), and tuberis posteriores (TP) in sections 8 through 11 (Figure 2).
Our data suggest that the aromatase activity in the preoptic nuclei of medaka is sexually dimorphic.