Atrazine does not induce pica behavior at doses that increase hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation and cause conditioned taste avoidance.

@article{Hotchkiss2012AtrazineDN,
  title={Atrazine does not induce pica behavior at doses that increase hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation and cause conditioned taste avoidance.},
  author={Michelle Gatien Hotchkiss and Deborah S. Best and Ralph L. Cooper and Susan C Laws},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={295-302}
}
Previous work has shown that a single oral administration of atrazine (ATR), a chlorotriazine herbicide, causes rapid increases in plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), serum corticosterone (CORT) and progesterone. The mechanism for these effects is unknown. To test whether administration of ATR causes hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activation through the production of a generalized stress response resulting from gastrointestinal distress, we conducted both conditioned taste… CONTINUE READING