Fetal asphyxia leads to a decrease in dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons.

@article{Strackx2008FetalAL,
  title={Fetal asphyxia leads to a decrease in dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons.},
  author={Eveline Strackx and Daniel L A van den Hove and Hellen P Steinbusch and Jos Prickaerts and Johan S. H. Vles and Carlos E. Blanco and Harry W. M. Steinbusch and Antonio Wenceslao Danilo Gavilanes},
  journal={Developmental neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={358-66}
}
The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of fetal asphyxia (FA) on anxiety and serotonergic neurons in young adult and middle-aged rats. FA was induced at embryonic day 17 by clamping the uterine circulation for 75 min. Anxiety-related behavior was tested in an open field, and design-based stereology was used for counting serotonergic (5… CONTINUE READING