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Effects of Alparazolam and Triazolam on Isolation-Induced Aggression in Rats

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dc.creator Plummer, Howard K., III en_US
dc.creator Holt, Imy V. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-07T02:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-07T02:22:54Z
dc.date.issued 1987-09 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v87, n4 (September, 1987), 107-111 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23206
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Biology, Western Michigan University en_US
dc.description.abstract The efficacy of two new benzodiazepine tranquilizers, alprazolam and triazolam, in the reduction of aggression produced in rats by isolation was tested. Rats were isolated for at least three weeks. They were then placed in a cage with another rat, and aggressive and submissive behaviors that occurred were noted. Several of the behaviors were changed by either alprazolam or triazolam. Aggressive behaviors of thrust, attack, offensive upright, and offensive sideways were decreased; bite was increased. The submissive behavior of defensive sideways was decreased, whereas crouch and freeze were increased. Reduction in aggression seems consistent with results for other benzodiazepine tranquilizers such as diazepam and chlordiazepoxide. en_US
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dc.title Effects of Alparazolam and Triazolam on Isolation-Induced Aggression in Rats en_US