Unmasking of a neonatal somatovesical reflex in adult cats by the serotonin autoreceptor agonist 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine

KB Thor, T Hisamitsu, WC de Groat - Developmental Brain Research, 1990 - Elsevier

Author(s): KB Thor , T Hisamitsu , WC de Groat

Focus: DMT


In neonatal kittens, micturition is induced by a spinal somatovesical reflex pathway that is activated by the mother cat licking the perigenital region of the kitten. The somatovesical reflex pathway disappears about the time of weaning and is replaced by a vesicovesical …

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