Locus Coeruleus

Dag Stenberg stenberg at cc.Helsinki.FI
Fri Apr 7 03:22:39 EST 1995

peter webster (pwebster at wrote:

} What would be the likely result of removing the locus coeruleus in 
} 1.a rat, 2. in  man?  Has this ever been performed on a rat or monkey?
}                                         Thanks,   pw.

The LC has been destroyed by various means in adult (e.g. Jouvet M et al.)
and neonatal animals (Adrien J et al.). In the latter case, behavioral
and neurochemical consequences were minimal. Do a Medline for the '60s-'70s.

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