Early motherhood in rats is associated with a modification of hippocampal function

@article{Darnaudry2007EarlyMI,
  title={Early motherhood in rats is associated with a modification of hippocampal function},
  author={Muriel Darnaud{\'e}ry and Margarita P{\'e}rez-Mart{\'i}n and Fabien Del Favero and Carmen G{\'o}mez-Rold{\'a}n and Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura and Stefania Maccari},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={803-812}
}
The transition to motherhood results in a number of hormonal, neurological and behavioral changes necessary to ensure offspring survival. However, little attention has been paid to changes not directly linked to reproductive function in the early mother. In this study, we demonstrate that spatial performances during the learning phase were impaired after the delivery in rats, while spatial retention ability was improved 2 weeks later. In addition, we also report that early motherhood reduced… Expand
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