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Social Stress in Female Sprague-Dawley Rats: Open Field

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posted on 21.07.2014, 00:00 by Zachary Yaple
Social stress has been shown to affect development of certain psychological disorders, especially depression. For the purpose of the etiology of depression, experimenters attempt to use non-human animals to encounter behavioral changes in open field cage experiments. Using this behavioral technique in female Sprague-Dawley rats, researchers are able to show behavioral alterations that support the idea that females experience chronic stress, via depression from social stress.

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Leedy, Gail

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eng

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English

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University of Wyoming. Libraries

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