Interactions between prenatal ethanol exposure and postnatal learning about ethanol in rat pups.


Exposure to ethanol during the last days of gestation (1 or 2/kg) has been shown to induce greater ethanol intake as well as enhanced ethanol palatability in infant rats compared to pups without previous experience with the drug. This higher acceptance of ethanol seems to result from the prenatal association between the chemosensory aspects of ethanol and… (More)