Catnip and the catnip response

@article{Tucker2008CatnipAT,
  title={Catnip and the catnip response},
  author={Arthur O. Tucker and Sharon S. Tucker},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={214-231}
}
Fourteen chemical compounds from diverse biological sources elicit a unique pattern of behavior in most species of the family Felidae. These chemicals may be grouped into 7-methylcyclopentapyranones, 7-methyl-2-pyrindines, and 4-methylbenzofuranones. They may function as either hallucinogens or cross-react with naturally occurring social odors. 

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