AbstractThe objective of the present study was to assess the role of the 5-HT 2A/2C receptor at two specific brain sites, i.e., the dorsal periaqueductal gray matter (DPAG) and the medial septal (MS) area, in maternal aggressive behavior after the microinjection of either a 5-HT 2A/2C receptor agonist or antagonist. Female Wistar rats were microinjected on the 7th postpartum day with the selective agonist α-methyl-5-hydroxytryptamine maleate (5-HT 2A/2C ) or the antagonist 5-HT 2A/2C , ketanserin. The agonist…
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