Example sentences for: stereotyped

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  • Diapause, therefore, represents a discrete developmental process that should be controlled, at least in part, by stereotyped gene expression.

  • Indeed, alterations in AVP regulation and secretion are thought to be one possible biochemical abnormality in patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) [ 15 16 17 18 ] . This disorder is characterized by sudden, recurrent thoughts or images that intrude into consciousness (obsessions) driving stereotyped acts that the person feels compelled to perform (compulsions) [ 19 ] . Interestingly, patients with OCD show elevated basal levels of AVP in the cerebrospinal fluid and exaggerated plasma levels of AVP in response to hypertonic challenge [ 16 ] . Many patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, both compulsive eating disorders, have abnormal levels of AVP in the cerebrospinal fluid and plasma [ 15 17 ] . Pediatric patients with severe OCD have low levels of AVP in cerebrospinal fluid, while a subgroup of pediatric patients with compulsive checking rituals has elevated AVP levels [ 18 ] . Hence, there are many clinical examples of compulsive behavior associated with a perturbation in the AVP system.

  • Vasopressin is a neurotransmitter released centrally to affect various behaviors, e.g. arousal [ 7 ] , temperature regulation [ 8 9 ] , aggression [ 10 11 ] , memory [ 12 ] and grooming [ 13 ] . However, the ability of centrally acting AVP to induce intense stereotyped behaviors [ 1 14 ] raises the possibility that this neuropeptide may be associated with the induction of compulsive behaviors in humans.

  • Given the association between AVP and OCD and the stereotyped nature of AVP-induced flank gland grooming and flank marking, the present studies were undertaken to determine whether clomipramine and fluoxetine, two drugs used to treat OCD in humans [ 20 ] might inhibit these AVP-induced behaviors.

  • A preening Italian-American sports agent (Al Palagonia) declares that he has no mob ties and that he resents being stereotyped, shortly before delivering a stereotypical (and very funny, Scorsese-esque) recitation of the luxuries (Ferraris, Rolexes, mansions) that await Jesus if he signs on the dotted line.


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