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Biology of Aggression$
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Randy J. Nelson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195168761

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.001.0001

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Maternal Aggression

Maternal Aggression

Chapter:
(p.250) 11 Maternal Aggression
Source:
Biology of Aggression
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Stephen C. Gammie

Joseph S. Lonstein

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0011

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

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