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Access Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Psychology

Degree Name

Thesis (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

1973

Keywords

Gerbils, Hypothalamus

Abstract

Mongolian Gerbils with lesions in the ventromedial hypothalamus show two major similarities with rats lesioned in the same area: an unusually long meal soon after surgery (acute dynamic period), and changes in day-night feeding patterns (chronic dynamic period). They do not share the hypoactive and ragic behavior of the ventromedial hypothalamically-lesioned rat. Tests and observations showed little or no difference between the general demeanor of lesioned and normal animals.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/ksbv-9r90

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