Vasopressin facilitates play fighting in juvenile golden hamsters.

  title={Vasopressin facilitates play fighting in juvenile golden hamsters.},
  author={S Y Cheng and Yvon Delville},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={98 1-2},
Vasopressin facilitates aggression in adult hamsters. Whether this neuropeptide has a similar role in play fighting remains unknown. The goal of the present study was to identify whether vasopressin controls play fighting in juvenile golden hamsters as well. Juvenile male golden hamsters were tested for play fighting after microinjections of a vasopressin V1A-receptor antagonist, Manning compound, either 0, 9, or 90 microM, into the anterior hypothalamus. The treatment selectively inhibited… CONTINUE READING
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