Differential deficits in regional brain growth induced by postnatal alcohol.

  title={Differential deficits in regional brain growth induced by postnatal alcohol.},
  author={David R. Pierce and James R. West},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  volume={9 2},
Neonatal rats were exposed to alcohol during a period of brain development equivalent to part of the human third trimester. Rat pups were fed a milk formula containing either alcohol (9.8 g/kg/day) or isocaloric maltose/dextrin using artificial rearing techniques from postnatal days 4-10. Blood alcohol concentrations reached 345.8 +/- 15.6 mg/dl on postnatal day 6. All animals, including a group of normally reared suckle controls, were sacrificed on postnatal day 10, and the brains were… CONTINUE READING

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