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Unraveling the Role of Discrete Areas of the Rat Brain in the Regulation of Ovulation through Reversible Inactivation by Tetrodotoxin Microinjections
 

Unraveling the Role of Discrete Areas of the Rat Brain in the Regulation of Ovulation through Reversible Inactivation by Tetrodotoxin Microinjections

Article DOI: 10.3791/61493-v 11:04 min September 3rd, 2020
September 3rd, 2020

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Summary

This protocol describes the construction of a low-cost microinjection system, its stereotaxic implantation into deep-brain structures and the procedure for timed microinjections of tetrodotoxin in awake and unrestrained rats. The goal is to reveal the participation of hypothalamic structures in the regulation of ovulation by inhibiting their neural activity.

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Keywords: Rat Brain Ovulation Regulation Reversible Inactivation Tetrodotoxin Microinjections Estrous Cycle Neurobiology Physiological Processes
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