Effect of exogenous catecholamines in the amygdala of a 'rage' cat.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Minute amounts of epinephrine or norepinephrine alter the behavior of 'rage' cats (prepared by ventromedial hypothalamotomy) when these substances are focally instilled into both amygdalae via chronic brain cannulae capped with a silastic membrane. Hyperactive defense reactions are replaced by lethargy and placidity. Similar injections of epinephrine or norepinephrine into the amygdalae of normally placid cats who had not been subjected to ventromedial hypothalamotomy did not appreciably alter their behavior.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mark, VH; Takada, I; Tsutsumi, H; Takamatsu, H; Toth, E; Mark, DB

Published Date

  • 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 61 - 72

PubMed ID

  • 1211930

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-2773

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000102644


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland