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Nitric Oxide and Aggression

Silvana Chiavegatto, Gregory E. Demas and Randy J. Nelson

in Biology of Aggression

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195168761
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865444 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0006
 							Nitric Oxide and Aggression

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This chapter reviews the effects of nitric oxide (NO) on aggressive behavior. Topics discussed include NO and aggression in Down syndrome and affective disorders, interaction with serotonin, interaction with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and environmental contributions to NO-mediated aggression.

Keywords: aggressive behavior; affective disorders; serotonin; hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

Chapter.  8503 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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