Maternal behavior is impaired by methamphetamine administered during pre-mating, gestation and lactation.


Previous studies demonstrated that stimulant drugs, such as cocaine or amphetamine, administered during gestation or lactation may attenuate maternal behavior in rats. The effect of methamphetamine (MA), a drug whose usage has increased lately, on maternal behavior has not yet been investigated. The present study tested the effect of MA (5 mg/kg daily… (More)