Effects of central norepinephrine depletion on the initiation and maintenance of maternal behavior in the rat.

Abstract

The catecholaminergic neurotoxin, 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), was used to test the hypothesis that increased transmission across selected noradrenergic synapses is involved in the initiation of maternal behavior. Specifically, 6-OHDA was infused intraventricularly either two days before parturition or four days after parturition. Control animals were… (More)

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