Corticotrophin releasing factor, grooming and ingestive behavior

John E. Morley, Allen S. Levine

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Corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF) decreases food intake after starvation and during the nocturnal feeding phase in rats. This decrease appears to be associated with CRF producing a marked increase in grooming. The effects of CRF on food intake and grooming are independent of its effects on the pituatary. CRF is a putative mediator of stress-induced anorexias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1459-1464
Number of pages6
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 4 1982

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