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Maternal Aggression

Stephen C. Gammie and Joseph S. Lonstein

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/9780195168761.003.0011
 							Maternal Aggression

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This chapter begins with a discussion of maternal aggression in rodents and the hormones that affect it. It then discusses the sensory control and neural circuitry of maternal aggression, similarities and differences in the neural control of maternal and intermale aggression, and relationship of fear and anxiety during lactation with maternal aggression.

Keywords: rats; aggressive behavior; mothers; neural circuitry; neural control; fear; anxiety; lactation

Chapter.  16615 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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