Relationship between social factors and pituitary-adrenocortical activity in female rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).

@article{Gust1993RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between social factors and pituitary-adrenocortical activity in female rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).},
  author={Deborah A Gust and Thomas P. Gordon and M K Hambright and M Eilidh Wilson},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={1993},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={318-31}
}
Psychosocial stress in humans has been related to the occurrence or progression of certain diseases and a positive social environment has been shown, in some cases, to ameliorate this effect. In many experimental studies changes in serum cortisol levels have been used as an endocrine-defined stress response, however, the variation in this measure under unchanging conditions in socially housed animals is not well documented. The present study was designed to examine the relationship between… CONTINUE READING

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