Concentrations of the Neurotransmitters in the Supraoptic and Paraventricular Nuclei of the Rat

  • M. Palkovits
  • M. J. Brownstein
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Abstract

The supraoptic (NSO) and the paraventricular nuclei (NPV) contain all the presently measurable neurotransmitters. Histofluorescence (DAHLSTRÖM and FUXE, 1964; FUXE, 1965; JACOBOWITZ and PALKOVITS, 1974) and immunohistochemical investigations (HÖKFELT et al., 1973) prove that the neurotransmitters are found not in the magnocellular neurosecretory cells, but in the nerve terminals.

Keywords

Dopamine Tyrosine Serotonin Histamine Noradrenaline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Palkovits
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. J. Brownstein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.First Department of AnatomySemmelweis University, Medical SchoolBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Laboratory of Clinical SciencesNIMHBethesdaUSA

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