Morphine treatment and reproductive condition alter olfactory preferences for pup and adult male odors in female rats.

@article{Kinsley1990MorphineTA,
  title={Morphine treatment and reproductive condition alter olfactory preferences for pup and adult male odors in female rats.},
  author={Craig Howard Kinsley and Robert S. Bridges},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={331-47}
}
Administration of morphine sulfate (MS) to pregnancy-terminated and postpartum lactating female rats disrupts both maternal behavior and postpartum aggression. Since the display of these behaviors may be heavily dependent on olfactory cues provided by the stimulus animals (rat pups and adult male rats, respectively), we examined whether MS was affecting the perception of the olfactory stimuli, and whether olfactory perception was modified by reproductive condition. In Experiment 1, lactating… CONTINUE READING