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What does POA stand for?

POA stands for Preoptic Area

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In female rats, the volume of the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus has been shown to increase (Faber and Hughes 1991, 1993), and reproductive posturing behaviors have been altered after neonatal exposure to high levels of genistein (Kouki et al.
The active hypnogenic neurons for NREM sleep are thought to be located in two regions (5): (i) the region of the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) in the medulla, and (ii) the preoptic area of the hypothalamus and the basal forebrain area.