Gabriela S Severino

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Neonatal handling induces behavioral and hormonal changes, characterized by reduced fear in novel environments, and lesser elevation and faster return to basal levels of plasma corticosterone, prolactin and adrenaline, in response to stressors in adulthood. The present study aimed to analyze the effects of neonatal handling from Days 1 to 10 postnatal on(More)
Neonatal handling induces anovulatory estrous cycles and decreases sexual receptivity in female rats. The synchronous secretion of hormones from the gonads (estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P)), pituitary (luteinizing (LH) and follicle-stimulating (FSH) hormones) and hypothalamus (LH-releasing hormone (LHRH)) are essential for the reproductive functions in(More)
Neonatal handling has long-lasting effects on behavior and stress reactivity. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of neonatal handling on the number of dopaminergic neurons in the hypothalamic nuclei of adult male rats as part of a series of studies that could explain the long-lasting effects of neonatal stimulation. Two groups of(More)
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