Subtle behavioural changes produced in rat pups by in utero exposure to haloperidol.


Prenatal exposure to a dopamine receptor blocking agent such as haloperidol (given to the mother at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg s.c. from day 4 to day 15 of gestation) produced subtle behavioural changes in rat pups. Haloperidol decreased the rate of ultrasonic vocalization in 4-day-old male pups removed from the nest. The changes in ultrasonic emission elicited by… (More)