Serotonergic and noradrenergic lesions suppress the enhancing effect of maternal exercise during pregnancy on learning and memory in rat pups

@article{Akhavan2008SerotonergicAN,
  title={Serotonergic and noradrenergic lesions suppress the enhancing effect of maternal exercise during pregnancy on learning and memory in rat pups},
  author={Maziar M. Akhavan and Mitra Emami-Abarghoie and Manouchehr Safari and Bizhan Sadighi-Moghaddam and Ali Rashidy-Pour},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={151},
  pages={1173-1183}
}
The beneficial effects of exercise on learning and memory are well documented but the effects of prenatal exposure to maternal exercise on offspring are not clear yet. Using a two-trial-per-day Morris water maze for five consecutive days, succeeded by a probe trial 2 days later we showed that maternal voluntary exercise (wheel running) by pregnant rats increased the acquisition phase of the pups' learning. Maternal forced swimming by pregnant rats increased both acquisition and retention phases… CONTINUE READING

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