The Pituitary Mediates Production or Release of an Alarm Chemosignal in Rats

  title={The Pituitary Mediates Production or Release of an Alarm Chemosignal in Rats},
  author={E. Abel},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • E. Abel
  • Published 1994
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Rodent alarm chemosignals elicit various behavioral and physiological responses in conspecifics. This study employed a bioassay method, using a modification of the forced swim test, to demonstrate that the pituitary mediates production and/or secretion of an alarm chemosignal in rats subjected to stress. This was shown by comparing the immobility times of rats in water soiled by hypophysectomized and sham-treated rats. Rats tested in water soiled by sham-treated rats exhibited very little… CONTINUE READING
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