Alarm pheromone enhances stress-induced hyperthermia in rats

@article{Kikusui2001AlarmPE,
  title={Alarm pheromone enhances stress-induced hyperthermia in rats},
  author={Takefumi Kikusui and Shu Takigami and Yukari Takeuchi and Yuji Mori},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={72},
  pages={45-50}
}
Behavioral and physiological effects of alarm pheromones emanating from stressed conspecific animals were investigated. Experimentally naive male Wistar rats were exposed to the test chambers containing alarm pheromones, which had been released by other rats receiving foot shocks in the same chamber beforehand. Along with behavioral analysis, the heart rate (HR) and core body temperature (cBT) were measured simultaneously using a biotelemetory system. Exposure to the alarm pheromones increased… Expand
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