Differential effects of chronic escapable versus inescapable stress on male syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) reproductive behavior.

@article{Holmer2003DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of chronic escapable versus inescapable stress on male syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) reproductive behavior.},
  author={Haley K Holmer and Janice E Rodman and Dana L Helmreich and David B. Parfitt},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={381-7}
}
Stress decreases sexual activity, but it is uncertain which aspects of stress are detrimental to reproduction. This study used an escapable/inescapable stress paradigm to attempt to dissociate physical from psychological components of stress, and assess each component's impact on reproductive behavior in the male Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). Two experiments were completed using this protocol where two animals receive the same physical stressor (an electric footshock) but differ in the… CONTINUE READING