Male rat pups are more hesitant to urinate in response to anogenital stimulation than are their female sibs Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Male rat pups required more anogenital stimulation before they began to urinate than did their sisters and males produced more urine than their female sibs during a fixed period of anogenital stimulation. These findings are interpreted as consistent with the view that neonatal mammals can manipulate the behavior of their dams.

publication date

  • January 1989