The Role of the Zona Incerta in Water Intake Regulation
Our understanding of the brain mechanisms that regulate water intake has undergone revolutionary change in the past decade. Where we once thought that the lateral hypothalamus controlled thirst and related behaviors, it now seems clear that we must look to the zona incerta (ZI) and preoptic region. My associates and I have intensively studied the effects of ZI lesions in the past decade. References to specific experiments and a more detailed account of our findings are available (1).
KeywordsWater Intake Polyethylene Glycol Hypertonic Saline Kainic Acid Polyethylene Glycol
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