Periodization of the early postnatal development in the rat with particular attention to the weaning period.

@article{Otdalov2012PeriodizationOT,
  title={Periodization of the early postnatal development in the rat with particular attention to the weaning period.},
  author={I O{\vs}t'{\'a}dalov{\'a} and Arno{\vs}t Babick{\'y}},
  journal={Physiological research},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S1-7
        }
}
The early postnatal period is characterized by a great plasticity with critical windows in which any inadequate insult or intervention may be able to influence both positively and adversely postnatal growth and development. After birth the rat littermates enter the presuckling period (initial 6 hours terminated by the first nursing), characterized by transition from the amniotic fluid to the air, by the changes of the ambient temperature, by the termination of placental nutrition and by… 

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