sexually dimorphic nucleus


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A cluster of cells in the preoptic area (SDN:POA) of the hypothalamus, so named as the cluster is linked to sexual behaviour in animals; it is smaller in females than males

sexually dimorphic nucleus

A central nervous system nucleus that has different characteristics (e.g., size or number of cells) in males than in females. One well-studied sexually dimorphic nucleus is found in the preoptic region of the hypothalamus.
See also: nucleus
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Altered sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area (SDN-POA) volume in adult Long-Evans rats by dietary soy phytoestrogens.
Pre- and postnatal influence of testosterone propionate and diethylstilbestrol on differentiation of the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area in male and female rats.

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