Maternal care counteracts behavioral effects of prenatal environmental stress in female rats.

Abstract

There is extensive evidence in rats that prenatal environmental stress (PES) exposure and early postnatal altered maternal care, as a consequence of stress during gestation, can detrimentally affect the brain and behavioral development of the offspring. In order to separate the effect of PES on the fetuses from that on the behavior of the mother, in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2010.01.003

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