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Underlying neurobiological mechanisms of high and abnormal aggression in male rats: link to trait anxiety

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-opus-12489
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.12278
Beiderbeck, Daniela Ingeborg
Date of publication of this fulltext: 31 Jul 2009 13:45


Abstract (English)

Escalated aggression, the resulting psychological and physical injuries as well as the costs induced thereby are a huge burden for the human society. So far, suitable animal models for aggressive behaviours are scarce. The major aim of the present thesis was to investigate, whether two rat lines bred for low (LAB) or high (HAB) anxiety-related behaviour can be used as an animal model for research ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Adaptive Formen von Aggression gehören zum normalen Verhaltensrepertoire der meisten Tierarten. Abnormale Aggression hingegen kann zu schlimmen Verletzungen zum Teil mit Todesfolge führen. Auch in der menschlichen Gesellschaft treten gewalttätige Übergriffe und eskalierende Auseinandersetzungen auf, die zu psychischen und physischen Verletzungen bei den Opfern führen. Geeignete Tiermodelle zur ...

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