Anteroventral wall of the third ventricle and dorsal lamina terminalis: headquarters for control of body fluid homeostasis?
MJ McKinley, GL Pennington, BJ Oldfield
Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology | Published : 1996
1. The subfornical organ, median preoptic nucleus and the organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis (OVLT) are a series of structures situated in the anterior wall of the third ventricle and form the lamina terminalis. The OVLT and ventral part of the median preoptic nucleus are part of a region known as the anteroventral third ventricle region. 2. Data from many laboratories, using techniques ranging from lesions, electrophysiology, neuropharmacology, Fos expression, immunohistochemistry and receptor localization, indicate that the tissue in the lamina terminalis plays a major role in many aspects of body fluid and electrolyte balance. 3. The subfornical organ and OVLT lack the blood-brai..View full abstract