Reciprocal Activities of the Ventromedial and Lateral Hypothalamic Areas of Cats

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Science  31 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3605, pp. 484-485
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3605.484


Statistical treatment of recordings of spontaneous unit discharges from the ventromedial nucleus and the lateral area of the hypothalamus (the activities in one area being recorded while the other was stimulated) revealed significant reciprocal relations. The concept that glucose-sensitive neurons are present in the ventromedial nucleus was supported by the effects on the spontaneous unit discharges of injecting glucose and other-solutions intravenously.

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