Effects of low level lead exposure on behavior of young rats.


Dam rats were given Pb (0.58, 1.76, and 5.27 mmol.L-1), containing water ad lib from d 16 of gestation to weaning of the offspring on d 21 postpartum. The pups continued drinking the same water till the postnatal d 30. The neurobehavioral function of pups was tested. The second step-down latencies (SDL2) were shortened and the number of step-downs in 5 min… (More)


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