Differential effects of ethanol on feline rage and predatory attack behavior: an underlying neural mechanism.

Abstract

Previous studies have shown that, at certain dose levels, ethanol can exert a powerful, facilitatory effect on aggressive behavior in both animals and humans. In the cat, however, it was discovered that ethanol differentially alters two forms of aggression that are common to this species. Defensive rage behavior is significantly enhanced, whereas predatory… (More)

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