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Chin marking behavior, sexual receptivity, and pheromone emission in steroid-treated, ovariectomized rabbits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2328964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of daily injections of estradiol benzoate (1 or 10 micrograms) and of progesterone (10 mg) on chin marking activity, sexual receptivity, and emission of nipple-search pheromone in ovariectomized rabbits was investigated. Both estradiol treatments resulted in a significant increase in all three measures over baseline and control group levels within 1-3 days, and withdrawal in a return to pretreatment levels within 2 weeks (Experiment I). In contrast, the administration of progesterone to such estradiol-primed does resulted in an almost immediate suppression of chin marking and lordosis, but in marked enhancement of pheromone emission and aggressive behavior (Experiment II). However, progesterone given alone to nonprimed does had no effect on any of these measure (Experiment III). The response profiles resulting from these treatments correspond well to patterns reported for intact does during estrus (= estradiol alone), pregnancy (= estradiol plus progesterone), and at parturition (= progesterone withdrawal).
R Hudson; G González-Mariscal; C Beyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hormones and behavior     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0018-506X     ISO Abbreviation:  Horm Behav     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-31     Completed Date:  1990-05-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217764     Medline TA:  Horm Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut für Medizinische Psychologie, Universität München, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Estradiol / physiology*
Milk Ejection / physiology
Pheromones / physiology*
Progesterone / physiology*
Sex Attractants / physiology*
Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Sucking Behavior / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pheromones; 0/Sex Attractants; 50-28-2/Estradiol; 57-83-0/Progesterone

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