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Behavioral changes in male rats exposed to repeated aggression

  • Angels Calvo-Torrent
  • M. Angeles Pico-Alfonso
  • Jose L. Paya-Cano
  • M. Isabel Garcia-Linares
  • Joe Herbert
  • Manuela Martinez
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Abstract

Research conducted on animal models has obtained information about the behavioral, hormonal, autonomic, neurochemical and immunological response in animals that are exposed to acute aggression by another conspecific animal. Research has also provided information about the pattern of adaptation that occurs when animals are repeatedly exposed to the experience of being attacked and defeated (for a review see1)

Keywords

Social Stress Body Care Social Defeat Conspecific Male Aggressive Male 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angels Calvo-Torrent
    • 1
  • M. Angeles Pico-Alfonso
    • 1
  • Jose L. Paya-Cano
    • 1
  • M. Isabel Garcia-Linares
    • 1
  • Joe Herbert
    • 1
    • 2
  • Manuela Martinez
    • 1
  1. 1.Area of Psychobiology, Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of ValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyUniversity of CambridgeUK

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