The effects of adrenalectomy and corticosterone replacement on induction of maternal behavior in the virgin female rat

@article{Rees2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of adrenalectomy and corticosterone replacement on induction of maternal behavior in the virgin female rat},
  author={Stephanie L. Rees and Sonia Panesar and Meir Steiner and Alison S. Fleming},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={49},
  pages={337-345}
}
Maternal behavior of the sensitized virgin rat is affected by approach-avoidance systems as well as by hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is also activated during stress. The present experiments investigated the effects of adrenalectomy and of varying corticosterone concentrations on the onset and expression of maternal behavior in sensitized virgin rats. In the first experiment, latency to onset of maternal behavior and time spent licking once maternal were positively related to… Expand
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