Hysterectomy-induced maternal behavior during pregnancy in the rat.

@article{Rosenblatt1975HysterectomyinducedMB,
  title={Hysterectomy-induced maternal behavior during pregnancy in the rat.},
  author={Jay S. Rosenblatt Jay Rosenblatt and Harold I Siegel},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1975},
  volume={89 7},
  pages={685-700}
}
Hysterectomies were performed between the 10th and 19th day of pregnancy, and females were tested with pups for the onset of maternal behavior starting 0,24, 48, or 72 hr after surgery. Pups remained with the females overnight, and testing was repeated daily with fresh pups until females exhibited maternal behavior. Latencies for the onset of maternal behavior were shorter after hysterectomy on the 10th and 16th days of pregnancy than in intact pregnant females at the same stages of pregnancy… CONTINUE READING

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