hyperaggression

hyperaggression

furious aggressiveness, a normal state for some wild cats when captured. A clinical sign in ordinarily mild-mannered animals in furious rabies.
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Kohli's own hyperaggression can have a negative effect on his teammates, as seen in the on- field clash between Raina and Jadeja in Zimbabwe.
Once recovered, he launched straight into hyperaggression, attempting, again, to get his own way.
It has also been documented in elephants, with symptoms typical of human PTSD: abnormal startle response, apparent depression, unpredictable asocial behavior, and hyperaggression.
One agency liaison emphasized that a large percentage of foster children are experiencing the effects of prenatal exposure to drugs, including hyperaggression, hyperactivity, and cognitive impairment.
Older males, too, exert a moderating influence on younger members: when older males are eliminated from a herd (by poachers, because older elephants have larger tusks), the orphans suffer from an elephantine version of post-traumatic stress disorder, displaying "abnormal startle response, depression, unpredictable asocial behavior and hyperaggression.
As a result, elephants are experiencing a "breakdown," says Bradshaw, and are displaying behavior typically associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in human beings: unpredictable and asocial behavior, inattentive mothering, and hyperaggression.
For example, researchers know that manganese is a neurotoxicant that contributes to inattention, impulsivity, and hyperaggression.