Taming Effects of p-Chlorophenylalanine on the Aggressive Behavior of Septal Rats.
STANFORD MEDICAL CENTER CA DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY
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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
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