Repeated cocaine treatment activates flank marking in adolescent female hamsters.

@article{Melloni2001RepeatedCT,
  title={Repeated cocaine treatment activates flank marking in adolescent female hamsters.},
  author={Richard H. Melloni and Daniel F. Connor and Mark S Todtenkopf and Katrina R DeLeon and Paroma Sanyal and Robert J. Harrison},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={561-70}
}
Cocaine abuse during adolescence represents a significant health risk due to the potential for both acute and long-term negative physical and psychological sequelae, including increased aggressive behavior. This study examined the effect of adolescent cocaine treatment on flank marking (i.e., a stereotypic motor behavior that is part of the response pattern of offensive aggression) in female and male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Adolescent cocaine treatment activated flank marking in… CONTINUE READING

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