Central effects of the anabolic steroid 17α methyltestosterone in female anxiety

  title={Central effects of the anabolic steroid 17α methyltestosterone in female anxiety},
  author={Juan Carlos Rivera-Arce and Lizannette Morales-Crespo and Noelia Vargas-Pinto and K. Vel{\'a}zquez and J. Jorge},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  • Juan Carlos Rivera-Arce, Lizannette Morales-Crespo, +2 authors J. Jorge
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • The androgen 17alpha-methyltestosterone (17alpha-meT) is one of the most commonly abused anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). We assessed the impact of 17alpha-meT after bilateral infusion into the dorsomedial hypothalamus (DMH) in female anxiety. A paradoxical effect in Vogel conflict test (VCT) behavior was noted: while AAS infusion induced an increase in the latency to display the appetitive reaction of the task, it also increased the number of punished responses. No changes in elevated plus… CONTINUE READING
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