Physical Provocation Potentiates Aggression in Male Rats Receiving Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

  title={Physical Provocation Potentiates Aggression in Male Rats Receiving Anabolic Androgenic Steroids},
  author={M. Mcginnis and A. Lumia and M. E. Breuer and B. Possidente},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • M. Mcginnis, A. Lumia, +1 author B. Possidente
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) have been linked to indiscriminant and unprovoked aggression and violence. We employed a brief tail pinch to examine the effects of different AAS on intermale aggression in gonadally intact male rats in response to a mild physical provocation. Animals received 5 mg/kg testosterone propionate (TP), nandrolone (ND), or stanozolol (ST) 5 days/week. Controls received vehicle injections. After 12 weeks, rats were tested for aggression while treatments continued… CONTINUE READING
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