Effect of prenatal administration of haloperidol, risperidone, quetiapine and olanzapine on spatial learning and retention in adult rats.


The typical antipsychotic haloperidol and atypical antipsychotics olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone were administered to pregnant Sprague-Dawley dams in the drinking water from Days 8 to 18 of gestation. When the offspring reached adulthood (2 months), spatial learning and short-term retention were examined using the radial arm maze. Results showed… (More)