Estrogen Deficient Male Mice Develop Compulsive Behavior

@article{Hill2007EstrogenDM,
  title={Estrogen Deficient Male Mice Develop Compulsive Behavior},
  author={Rachel A Hill and Kerry J. McInnes and Emily C. H. Gong and Margaret E. E. Jones and Evan R. Simpson and Wah Chin Boon},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={61},
  pages={359-366}
}
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