Prenatal stress and cognitive development and temperament in infants

@article{Buitelaar2003PrenatalSA,
  title={Prenatal stress and cognitive development and temperament in infants},
  author={Jan K. Buitelaar and Anja C. Huizink and Eduard J. H. Mulder and Pascalle G. Robles de Medina and Gerard H. A. Visser},
  journal={Neurobiology of Aging},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={S53-S60}
}

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