Reflexive testosterone release: a model system for studying the nongenomic effects of testosterone upon male behavior.

@article{Nyby2008ReflexiveTR,
  title={Reflexive testosterone release: a model system for studying the nongenomic effects of testosterone upon male behavior.},
  author={John G Nyby},
  journal={Frontiers in neuroendocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={199-210}
}
  • John G Nyby
  • Published 2008 in Frontiers in neuroendocrinology
Male mammals of many species exhibit reflexive testosterone release in mating situations. In house mice (Mus musculus), the dramatic robustness of such release, occurring primarily in response to a novel female, suggests some function. The resulting testosterone elevations typically peak during copulatory behavior and may serve to activate transitory motivational and physiological responses that facilitate reproduction. However, such a function requires that testosterone be working through… CONTINUE READING

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