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Implantable Biotelemetry and Social Separation in Monkeys

  • Martin Reite


In this chapter I examine issues related to the concept of stress as it is related to social separation in nonhuman primates and to the utilization of totally implantable multichannel biotelemetry for the assessment of such phenomena. Therefore I address conceptual (i.e., stress) as well as methodological (i.e., implantable biotelemetry) issues. The measurement capability of implantable-biotelemetry technology is especially useful for evaluation of complex biobehavioral reactions in group-living primates, e.g., social-separation paradigms. Such paradigms allow the examination of concepts of stress from several viewpoints and underscore the complexity of the problem. My data support the notion that older concepts of stress, especially in regard to nonspecificity, are no longer heuristically useful.


Nonhuman Primate Ethylene Oxide Maternal Separation Bonnet Monkey Monkey Infant 
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  • Martin Reite
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA

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