Bilateral lesions of the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus interfered with the estrogenic induction of sexual receptivity in the female rat, but seemingly did not affect the ability of female rats to show lordosis following combined stimulation with estrogen and progesterone. In addition, ventromedial hypothalamic lesions did not affect the ability of females to show male-like sexual activity in response to exogenous androgenic stimulation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
- Behavioral Neuroscience