Methamphetamine administration during gestation impairs maternal behavior.

  title={Methamphetamine administration during gestation impairs maternal behavior.},
  author={Romana {\vS}lamberov{\'a} and Petra Charousov{\'a} and Marie Pometlov{\'a}},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  volume={46 1},
Previous studies demonstrated that repeated drug exposure, such as opiates or cocaine, during the gestation period attenuates maternal behavior of rats; however, it is not known whether methamphetamine (MA), a drug whose usage has increased recently, negatively affects maternal behavior as well. Therefore, the present study tested the hypothesis that repeated subcutaneous administration of MA (5 mg/kg daily) throughout the entire gestation period alters maternal behavior. Dams (control, saline… CONTINUE READING