Prenatal nicotine-exposure alters fetal autonomic activity and medullary neurotransmitter receptors: implications for sudden infant death syndrome.

@article{Duncan2009PrenatalNA,
  title={Prenatal nicotine-exposure alters fetal autonomic activity and medullary neurotransmitter receptors: implications for sudden infant death syndrome.},
  author={Jhodie Rubina Duncan and Marianne Garland and Michael M. Myers and William P. Fifer and May Yang and Hannah C. Kinney and Raymond I. Stark},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={1579-90}
}
During pregnancy, exposure to nicotine and other compounds in cigarette smoke increases the risk of the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) two- to fivefold. Serotonergic (5-HT) abnormalities are found, in infants who die of SIDS, in regions of the medulla oblongata known to modulate cardiorespiratory function. Using a baboon model, we tested the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to nicotine alters 5-HT receptor and/or transporter binding in the fetal medullary 5-HT system in association with… CONTINUE READING
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