Accession Number : AD0714254

Title :   Neuronal Activities on the Regulation of Feeding.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 10 (Final), Sep 68-Sep 69,

Corporate Author : KANAZAWA UNIV (JAPAN) DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Oomura,Yutaka

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : In the regulation of food intake the lateral hypothalamic area (LH) has been commonly referred to as the feeding center of the mammalian brain and the ventromedial hypothalmic nucleus (VMH) has been accepted as the satiety center. In the present investigation, it was demonstrated that diphasic evoked potentials recorded within the LH by single amygdala stimulations are composed of the field potentials of facilitatory and inhibitory synaptic potentials and these are actually proven from intracellular recordings as the extatory postsynaptic potential and inhibitory post-synaptic potentials, furthermore that the inhibitory mechanisms of the amygdala is through the stria terminalis but not through the VMH. The rat was the experimental animal used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY), *ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), BRAIN, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), SENSITIVITY, SENSE ORGANS, NERVOUS SYSTEM, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE