Elizabeth Carney Jeffress

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There are sex differences in the neurochemistry of brainstem nuclei that participate in the control of breathing as well as sex differences in respiratory responses to hypoxia. Central chemoreception refers to the detection within the brain of minute changes in carbon dioxide (CO(2)) levels and the subsequent modulation of breathing. Putative central(More)
Syrian hamsters are highly aggressive animals that reliably defend their home territory. After social defeat, however, hamsters no longer defend their home cage but instead display submissive and defensive behavior toward an intruder, a response that we have termed conditioned defeat. Plasma testosterone is significantly reduced in Syrian hamsters following(More)
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