Eating or Drinking Elicited by Direct Adrenergic or Cholinergic Stimulation of Hypothalamus

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Science  29 Jul 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3422, pp. 301-302
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3422.301


A double cannula system, allowing repeated stimulation of central structures with crystalline chemicals, was developed. This technique was employed to study the effects of adrenergic and cholinergic stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus of rats. Drug-specific effects on the feeding and drinking mechanisms, respectively, were observed.