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Ultrasonic vocalizations of rats (Rattus norvegicus) during mating, play, and aggression: Behavioral concomitants, relationship to reward, and self-administration of playback.
Rats (Rattus norvegicus) emit a variety of ultrasonic vocalizations throughout their lifespan that reflect different forms of emotional arousal and accompanying affective states. In this study, highExpand
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Pathways of sexual desire.
  • J. Pfaus
  • Medicine
  • The journal of sexual medicine
  • 1 June 2009
INTRODUCTION Sexual desire is controlled by brain systems involved in sexual excitation and inhibition. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) may result from hypofunctional excitation,Expand
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Who, What, Where, When (and Maybe Even Why)? How the Experience of Sexual Reward Connects Sexual Desire, Preference, and Performance
Although sexual behavior is controlled by hormonal and neurochemical actions in the brain, sexual experience induces a degree of plasticity that allows animals to form instrumental and PavlovianExpand
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Dopamine functions in appetitive and defensive behaviours
The data reviewed here are compatible with the hypothesis that telencephalic dopamine activity is elicited by motivationally significant stimuli which in turn creates a neural state in which animalsExpand
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Sexual behavior enhances central dopamine transmission in the male rat
Central dopamine transmission was examined in the nucleus accumbens and striatum of sexually experienced male rats during mating behaviour using in vivo brain microdialysis. Dopamine releaseExpand
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Conditioning and Sexual Behavior: A Review
Sexual behavior is directed by a sophisticated interplay between steroid hormone actions in the brain that give rise to sexual arousability and experience with sexual reward that gives rise toExpand
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Sexual activity increases dopamine transmission in the nucleus accumbens and striatum of female rats
In vivo microdialysis was used to monitor extracellular concentrations of dopamine (DA), and its metabolites dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) in the nucleus accumbensExpand
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Sexual behavior increases dopamine transmission in the nucleus accumbens and striatum of male rats: comparison with novelty and locomotion.
Extracellular concentrations of dopamine (DA) and its metabolites dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA) were examined concurrently, using in vivo microdialysis, in theExpand
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Chronic fluoxetine inhibits sexual behavior in the male rat: reversal with oxytocin
Abstract Rationale: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, used widely in the treatment of depression, progressively inhibit sexual orgasm in many patients and induce a transient inhibition ofExpand
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Opioids and sexual behavior
Opioids have long been known to inhibit sexual behavior. However, it is only within the last decade that the effects of opioids on sexual behavior have been studied extensively and a number ofExpand
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