Combined pre- and postnatal environmental enrichment programs the HPA axis differentially in male and female rats.

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Experimental environmental enrichment (EE) is usually applied in adulthood or immediately after weaning, with robust effects on physiology and behaviour. To investigate the effects of EE earlier in life, female rats were maintained under moderate enrichment during pregnancy and, together with their pups, during lactation until weaning. A separate group of… (More)

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@article{Welberg2006CombinedPA, title={Combined pre- and postnatal environmental enrichment programs the HPA axis differentially in male and female rats.}, author={Leonie A M Welberg and K. V. Thrivikraman and Paul M. Plotsky}, journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology}, year={2006}, volume={31 5}, pages={553-64} }