Chronic oxytocin treatment during late gestation and lactation impairs development of rat offspring.

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The nonapeptide oxytocin (OT) plays an important role in timing and course of parturition, and in milk ejection during lactation. Exogenously enhanced OT levels were reported to impair body development of rat offspring at birth and during postnatal stages. In the present study, this effect was further investigated by giving pregnant rats of postcoital day… (More)

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@article{Boer1993ChronicOT, title={Chronic oxytocin treatment during late gestation and lactation impairs development of rat offspring.}, author={G. J. Meeuwsen-de Boer}, journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology}, year={1993}, volume={15 6}, pages={383-9} }