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Genital Sensory Field: Enlargement by Estrogen Treatment in Female Rats

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Science  22 Dec 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4067, pp. 1295-1298
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4067.1295

Abstract

Recordings of neuronal activity in the pudendal, genitofemoral, and pelvic nerves indicate that the sensory fields of these three nerves are the perineum, the caudal abdomen, and the vagino-cervical area and rectum, respectively. The sensory field of the pudendal nerve was significantly larger in estrogen-treated ovariectomized female rats than in uninjected controls. This effect of estrogen was not mediated by pudendal efferents.

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