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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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Nitric Oxide and Aggression

Nitric Oxide and Aggression

(p.150) 6 Nitric Oxide and Aggression
Biology of Aggression

Silvana Chiavegatto

Gregory E. Demas

Randy J. Nelson

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the effects of nitric oxide (NO) on aggressive behavior. Topics discussed include NO and aggression in Down syndrome and affective disorders, interaction with serotonin, interaction with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and environmental contributions to NO-mediated aggression.

Keywords:   aggressive behavior, affective disorders, serotonin, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

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