Delay in brain growth induced by alcohol in artificially reared rat pups.

@article{West1984DelayIB,
  title={Delay in brain growth induced by alcohol in artificially reared rat pups.},
  author={James R. West and Kristin Hamre and David R. Pierce},
  journal={Alcohol},
  year={1984},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={213-22}
}
The effect of alcohol on body and brain growth of the neonatal rat was examined. An artificial rearing procedure was used to administer a milk formula containing 2.8% alcohol to rat pups during days 4-10 postpartum. Mean blood alcohol levels taken at hourly intervals between feelings at the end of the second day of exposure ranged between 151 and 163 mg/dl. Body growth in both groups of artificially reared pups was similar to that of the suckle control pups. Gross measurements indicated that… CONTINUE READING

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