Neonatal administrations of a vasopressin analog (DDAVP) and hypertonic saline enhance learning behavior in rats.


Groups of newborn Wistar rats received daily 1-desamino-8-D-arginine-vasopressin (DDAVP), oxytocin (OXT), hypertonic saline or normal saline for 14 days from day 1 to day 14 of life. One or three months later they were trained in a maze for brightness discrimination (BD). A group of untreated adult male rats received posttrial DDAVP or normal saline for… (More)