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Some Aspects of the Neuroendocrine Regulation of Mammalian Sexual Behaviour

  • Knut Larsson
  • Carlos Beyer

Abstract

Hormones influence mammalian sexual behaviour by two distinct processes: (a) by controlling the development of the neural nets necessary for sexual behaviour during the fetal or infantile stage; and (b) by stimulating these neural nets at adulthood to facilitate the display of sexual behaviour. Young (1961) proposed the term organizational for the early hormonal action and activational for the effect exerted by hormones at adulthood.

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Sexual Behaviour Neuroendocrine Regulation Male Sexual Behaviour Female Sexual Behaviour Ovariectomized Female 
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  • Knut Larsson
  • Carlos Beyer

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