Prenatal ethanol and the prepubertal sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area.

The volume of the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area of the hypothalamus (SDN-POA) was determined in 14-31-day-old male and female rats whose mothers received a liquid diet containing 5% w/v ethanol from day 8 of gestation to parturition. Pair-fed dams received as a nutritional control an equal volume of an isocaloric liquid diet with maltose… CONTINUE READING