Maternal motivation of lactating rats is disrupted by low dosages of haloperidol.

@article{Stern1999MaternalMO,
  title={Maternal motivation of lactating rats is disrupted by low dosages of haloperidol.},
  author={Judith M Stern and Stephanie E Keer},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={1999},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={231-9}
}
Motorically-active maternal behaviors of rats, such as retrieval and licking of pups, are known to be reduced or suspended following systemic injection of > or = 0.2 mg/kg haloperidol (HAL), a dopamine (DA) receptor blocker. Further, when these behaviors are thwarted by muzzling, dams persistently attempt to make snout contact with pups by pushing them with the muzzle, indicative of intense maternal motivation. To evaluate whether time spent contact-seeking by muzzle-pushing is impaired by… CONTINUE READING

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