preoptic

pre·op·tic

(prē-op'tik),
Referring to the preoptic region.
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Herbison et al using dual-labeling experiments showed that essentially all GPR54expressing cells in the rostral preoptic area of nervous system were GnRH neurons as well [15].
(19, 20) The relationship between leptin and kisspeptin can directly activate the secretion of GnRH in GnRH neurons (i.e., GpR54 [G protein-coupled receptor-54] receptor in the preoptic area).
[2] It is proven that the lesions of the medial preoptic area (mPOA) have an inhibitory effect on male sexual behavior [3-7] whereas electrical stimulation (ES) of mPOA facilitates it.
The maternal separation during breastfeeding (MSDB) animal protocol in rats has revealed numerous anatomical and physiological changes in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), amygdala, hippocampus, prefrontal and medial cortex, and peri hypothalamic areas such as the medial preoptic area [14-16].
The ventrolateral preoptic nucleus (VLPO) in the brain plays a critical role in falling and staying asleep, while the lateral posterior part of the hypothalamus contains neurons (brain cells) that play a role in the maintenance of staying awake.
The preoptic area is near the rostral hypothalamus and is important in controlling thermoregulation.
The lamina terminalis contains the subfornical organ (SFO), the organum vasculosum laminae terminalis (OVLT), and the median preoptic nucleus (MnPO).
Release of norepinephrine in the preoptic area activates anteroventral periventricular nucleus neurons and stimulates the surge of luteinizing hormone.
The preoptic area (POA), hypothalamus (HT), olfactory bulb (OB), hippocampus (HC), frontal cortex (FC), and lateral cortex (LC) regions from all mice were extracted according to The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates.
Fu, "Modulation of preoptic area on discharges of parafasc insular pain neurons," Ke Xue Tong Bao, vol.
Brain MRI was recorded in 15 other hypothermic MS patients, but radiological evidence for hypothalamic involvement was poor (n = 2; 13%) and in both cases it involved the preoptic area (POA) [17,18].