Hydration releases inhibition of feeding produced by intracranial angiotensin

Barbara J. Rolls, D. J. McFarland

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A 10 ng dose of angiotensin injected into the lateral preoptic area of the brain induces drinking and suppresses feeding in 24 hr food-deprived rats. The induction of drinking is reduced, and the suppression of feeding abolished, by a 15 ml intragastric preload of water, or of isotonic saline. The results are interpreted as showing that suppression of feeding by angiotensin is due to inhibition of feeding by a central thirst factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-884
Number of pages4
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1973

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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