Is fetal brain monoamine oxidase inhibition the missing link between maternal smoking and conduct disorders?

@article{Baler2008IsFB,
  title={Is fetal brain monoamine oxidase inhibition the missing link between maternal smoking and conduct disorders?},
  author={Ruben D. Baler and Nora D. Volkow and Joanna S. Fowler and Helene Benveniste},
  journal={Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={187-95}
}
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness in the world today. Prenatal cigarette smoke exposure (PCSE) is a particularly insidious form because so many of its associated health effects befall the unborn child and produce behavioural outcomes that manifest themselves only years later. Among these are the associations between PCSE and conduct disorders, which have been mostly ascribed to the deleterious effects of nicotine on the fetal brain. Here we hypothesize that inhibition of brain… CONTINUE READING
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