Does repetitive Ritalin injection produce long-term effects on SD female adolescent rats?

@article{Lee2009DoesRR,
  title={Does repetitive Ritalin injection produce long-term effects on SD female adolescent rats?},
  author={Min June Lee and Pamela Yang and Victor T. Wilcox and Keith D. Burau and Nachum Dafny},
  journal={Neuropharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={57},
  pages={201-207}
}
Methylphenidate (MPD), or Ritalin, is a psychostimulant that is prescribed for an extended period of time to children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adolescence is a time of critical brain maturation and development, and the drug exposure during this time could lead to lasting changes in the brain that endure into the adulthood. Circadian rhythms are 24 h rhythms of physiological processes that are synchronized by the master-clock, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, to… CONTINUE READING

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