Vasopressin and sex differences in hamster flank marking.

  title={Vasopressin and sex differences in hamster flank marking.},
  author={A C Hennessey and Kim L Huhman and H Elliott Albers},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={55 5},
Vasopressin (AVP) within the medial preoptic-anterior hypothalamic continuum (MPOA-AH) plays an essential role in the control of flank marking in Syrian hamsters. Sex differences are found in the scent marking of many mammalian species, including hamsters. The first two experiments tested the hypothesis that sex differences in flank marking are the result of sex differences in the availability of AVP for release in several CNS sites. No support for this hypothesis was provided because neither… CONTINUE READING