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Vasotocin (AVT) promotes courtship in a wide range of vertebrates. However, this effect is not independent of steroid hormones. For example, androgens may work in concert with AVT and corticosterone (CORT) may work to oppose AVT action. In frogs, AVT promotes calling, and in some species, CORT inhibits calling. In addition, androgens are known to modulate(More)
 Central administration of neuropeptide Y (NPY) in low concentrations has been shown to produce anxiolysis and suppression of locomotor activity, a behavioral profile not dissimilar to that of ethanol. The present study was conducted to ascertain whether NPY and ethanol have similar electrophysiological profiles and to evaluate the combined actions of NPY(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) when administered into the brain exerts stress-like effects such as increased pain sensitivity, anorexia, and potentiation of fear-related behaviours. Since alcohol consumption may be related to alcohol's anxiolytic properties, the present study sought to determine if brain CGRP levels were correlated with genetic(More)
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