Accession Number:

ADA099479

Title:

Taming Effects of p-Chlorophenylalanine on the Aggressive Behavior of Septal Rats.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD MEDICAL CENTER CA DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Septal irritability and shock-induced aggression were suppressed by the administration of p-chlorophenylalanine to septal rats. Septal irritability was more effectively reduced than shock-induced aggression, but both the levels of septal irritability and shock-induced fighting were significantly lower than in nontreated septal rats. Since both parameters of septal aggression were reduced by PCPA, and while PCPA has no effect on shock-induced fighting of unlesioned rats, it appears that both forms of aggression may function through a common neural mechanism. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE