The team focused on the preoptic area of the rat brain--"a place where you see a ton of sex differences," Lenz says.
What does POA stand for?
POA stands for Preoptic Area
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- Power Of Attorney
- Premature Ovarian Aging
- Present On Admission (medical diagnosis reporting)
- Price of Anarchy (game theory)
- Price On Application
- Price on Arrival
- Priced on Agreement
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- Pride of Arizona (University of Arizona marching band)
- Priester Ohne Amt (German: Priests without an Office)
- Principle of Accounts (tuition)
- Principles of Accounting
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Previous studies have found that a brain region called the medial preoptic area controls aggression, sexual receptivity and maternal care in mice.
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.
Dopamine, the medial preoptic area, and male sexual behavior.
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.
For example, the medial preoptic area (MPOA) has been shown to be important for sexual arousal, copulatory behaviour, and the refractory period of male rats (Hoffman, Gerall, & Kalivas, 1987; Oomura, Aou, Koyama, Fujita, & Yoshimatsu, 1988).
Kisspeptin immunoreactive cells of the ovine preoptic area and arcuate nucleus co-express estrogen receptor alpha.
Conti and colleagues focused their efforts on the preoptic area of the hypothalamus, a structure in the brain that acts as the body's thermostat and is crucial to temperature regulation.