Postnatal stress of early weaning exacerbates behavioral outcome in prenatal alcohol-exposed juvenile rats

@article{Zimmerberg2002PostnatalSO,
  title={Postnatal stress of early weaning exacerbates behavioral outcome in prenatal alcohol-exposed juvenile rats},
  author={Betty Zimmerberg and Heather E Weston},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={73},
  pages={45-52}
}
Some of the behavioral deficits caused by prenatal or postnatal alcohol exposure have been demonstrated to be ameliorated by environmental manipulations such as handling or environmental enrichment. This experiment, in contrast, investigated whether behavioral deficits due to prenatal alcohol exposure could be exacerbated by a stressful experience, early weaning. Pregnant dams were given either a liquid diet with 35% of the calories derived from alcohol, a liquid diet without alcohol to control… CONTINUE READING

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