Sex differences and developmental effects of oxytocin on aggression and social behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster).

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Various hormones, including sex steroids and neuropeptides, have been implicated in aggression. In this study we examined (1) sex differences in intrasexual aggression in naïve prairie voles; (2) the effects of developmental manipulations of oxytocin on intrasexual aggression; and (3) changes in patterns of intrasexual aggression after brief exposure to an… (More)

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@article{Bales2003SexDA, title={Sex differences and developmental effects of oxytocin on aggression and social behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster).}, author={Karen L. Bales and Carol Sue Carter}, journal={Hormones and behavior}, year={2003}, volume={44 3}, pages={178-84} }