The medial preoptic nucleus is bounded laterally by the lateral preoptic nucleus, and medially by the preoptic periventricular nucleus. It releases gonadotropin-releasing hormone, controls copulation in males, and is larger in males than in females.[WP,unvetted]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medial_preoptic_nucleus#Medial_preoptic_nucleus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexually_dimorphic_nucleus ]

Synonyms: medial preoptic hypothalamic nucleus

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Term information

Subsets

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latin term
nucleus preopticus medialis [ NeuroNames:380 ]

latin term
nucleus praeopticus medialis [ NeuroNames:380 ]

latin term
area preopticus medialis [ NeuroNames:380 ]

latin term
area praeoptica medialis [ NeuroNames:380 ]

abbreviation
MPO [ BIRNLEX:706 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/HypothalamicNuclei.PNG

has related synonym

nucleus praeopticus medialis

area praeoptica medialis

area preopticus medialis

nucleus preopticus medialis

id

UBERON:0002035