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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience