Effect of nicotine on the development of fetal and suckling rats.

@article{Hamosh1979EffectON,
  title={Effect of nicotine on the development of fetal and suckling rats.},
  author={Margit Hamosh and Morton R Simon and Paul Hamosh},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={1979},
  volume={35 5-6},
  pages={290-7}
}
Nicotine, administered at a dose of 100 micrograms/kg/day from day 14 of gestation, did not affect maternal food intake, weight gain, length of gestation, litter size or fetal development; however, a daily dose of 1 mg/kg led to smaller litter size and higher incidence of stillbirth. Continued maternal administration of nicotine (100 micrograms/kg/day) until 12 days post partum did not affect newborn growth (body weight and length and size of heart and lung) during the first week after birth… CONTINUE READING