Role of various neurotransmitters in mediating the long-term endocrine consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure.

@article{Lee2008RoleOV,
  title={Role of various neurotransmitters in mediating the long-term endocrine consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure.},
  author={Soon Youl Lee and Irene Su Jeen Choi and Sang Soo Kang and Catherine Laure Rivier},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1144},
  pages={
          176-88
        }
}
Adult rats and mice born to dams exposed to alcohol (fetal alcohol-exposed [FAE]) exhibit enhanced activity of their hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis when exposed to stressors. However, the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon remain incompletely understood. Here two possibilities are reviewed: one that pertains to nitric oxide (NO), an unstable gas that stimulates the HPA axis; and one that focuses on catecholamines, which also stimulate this axis. Significant alterations were… CONTINUE READING
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