Physical Provocation Potentiates Aggression in Male Rats Receiving Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

@article{Mcginnis2002PhysicalPP,
  title={Physical Provocation Potentiates Aggression in Male Rats Receiving Anabolic Androgenic Steroids},
  author={M. Y. Mcginnis and Augustus R. Lumia and Megan E. Breuer and Bernard Possidente},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={41},
  pages={101-110}
}
  • M. Y. Mcginnis, Augustus R. Lumia, +1 author Bernard Possidente
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, 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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