Sex differences in fear-induced feeding cessation: prolonged effect in female rats.

@article{Petrovich2011SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in fear-induced feeding cessation: prolonged effect in female rats.},
  author={Gorica D. Petrovich and Mariel A Lougee},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={996-1001}
}
Fear inhibits food intake. Cessation of eating in anticipation of danger is an adaptive response that prepares an organism for an imminent threat, but it could become maladaptive when persistent. To begin to examine the underlying mechanisms, we developed an animal model for fear-cue induced inhibition of feeding. In that preparation, food-deprived rats stop eating when presented with a tone that signals a foot-shock based on prior associations. Here, we examined whether there are sex… CONTINUE READING
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