Correlated Changes in Gonadotropin Release and Electrical Activity of the Hypothalamus Induced by Electrical Stimulation of the Hippocampus in Immature and Mature Rats

  • M. Kawakami
  • E. Terasawa
  • F. Kimura
  • K. Kubo


For the past forty years, attention has been focussed on the limbic structure implicated in gonadal function and sexual behaviour. Klüver and Bucy (1937), Schreiner and Kling (1953) and Green et al. (1957) demonstrated hypersexual behaviour in the monkey and cat with ablations of the pyriform cortex or amygdala, and MacLean (1957a, b) reported intensive grooming and penile erection following the after-discharges induced by electrical stimulation of the hippocampus in the rat, cat and monkey.


Electrical Stimulation Precocious Puberty Limbic Structure Hypothalamic Lesion Oestrous Cycle 
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  • M. Kawakami
    • 1
  • E. Terasawa
    • 1
  • F. Kimura
    • 1
  • K. Kubo
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Department of PhysiologyYokohama City University School of MedicineYokohamaJapan

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