Individual characteristics of behavior, blood pressure, and adrenal hormones in colony rats.

@article{Fokkema1995IndividualCO,
  title={Individual characteristics of behavior, blood pressure, and adrenal hormones in colony rats.},
  author={D. S. Fokkema and Jaap M. Koolhaas and Jan van der Gugten},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1995},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={857-62}
}
Previous experiments suggested that rats with an active behavioral strategy and high endocrine and blood pressure responses to social interactions would be at risk to get a high blood pressure. To test this hypothesis, a long-term study of social behavior was performed in laboratory colonies of rats. The more aggressive rats, as indicated by individual… CONTINUE READING