Perinatal undernutrition increases meal size and neuronal activation of the nucleus of the solitary tract in response to feeding stimulation in adult rats

@article{Lira2014PerinatalUI,
  title={Perinatal undernutrition increases meal size and neuronal activation of the nucleus of the solitary tract in response to feeding stimulation in adult rats},
  author={L{\'i}via A. Lira and Larissa Cavalcanti do Amaral Almeida and Amanda Alves da Marcelino da Silva and Taisy Cinthia Ferro Cavalcante and Sandra Lopes de Souza},
  journal={International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={23-29}
}
During the early periods of development, i.e., gestation and lactation, the influences of stimulus such as undernutrition can lead to several behavioural and morphofunctional damages to organs and systems in general, including pathways and structures that control energy balance and feeding behaviour. Although a large body of evidences have shown the effects of this stimulus on structures such as hypothalamus, only few studies have directed their attention to the long-term effects of… CONTINUE READING