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Self-stimulation in the ventromedial hypothalamus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5070519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Male Sprague-Dawley rats pressed a bar for electrical stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamus. The threshold for such behavior correlated positively with the threshold to stop feeding and the threshold to escape from prolonged stimulation at the same electrode site. The results again open the question of the role that the ventromedial area is playing in positively reinforcing and punishment systems.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  178     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1972 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1972-11-15     Completed Date:  1972-11-15     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation
Electrodes, Implanted
Escape Reaction
Feeding Behavior
Hypothalamus / physiology*
Self Stimulation*

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