Effects of Progesterone on Female Reproductive Behavior in Rats: Possible Modes of Action and Role in Behavioral Sex Differences

  • Lee-Ming Kow
  • Charles W. Malsbury
  • Donald W. Pfaff
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 11)


Much recent work has focused on neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie lordosis in female rodents (Pfaff et al., 1972, 1973) and often has been directed at explaining the effects of estrogen on female reproductive behavior. For instance, the neuroanatomy of estradiol-binding cells in the central nervous system of the female rat has been clarified (Pfaff and Keiner, 1973):and the effects of estrogen on peripheral sensory nerve input have been recorded (Kow and Pfaff, 1973/74).


Mating Behavior Septal Lesion Medial Forebrain Bundle Serotonergic Fiber Masculine Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee-Ming Kow
    • 1
  • Charles W. Malsbury
    • 1
  • Donald W. Pfaff
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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