supraoptic nucleus of hypothalamus

supraoptic nucleus of hypothalamus

n.
A large-celled, neurosecretory nucleus in the hypothalamus, located over the lateral border of the optic tract, whose neurons produce vasopressin that is released into the general circulation from the axon terminals in the supraopticohypophysial tract.
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7,8) The pressor response of VTA to stimulation by substance P analogue is prevented by either bilateral electrolytic or chemical lesions of supraoptic nucleus of hypothalamus.