The effect of prenatal cocaine exposure on umbilical cord length in fetal rats

@article{Barron1991TheEO,
  title={The effect of prenatal cocaine exposure on umbilical cord length in fetal rats},
  author={Susan J Barron and John A. Foss and Edward P. Riley},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={1991},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          503-6
        }
}
Umbilical cord length has been considered a reliable indicator of fetal movement. In this study, the effect of prenatal cocaine exposure on umbilical cord length was examined in rats. Pregnant rats were intubated with either 0 or 60 mg/kg cocaine hydrochloride daily from gestation day (GD) 14-21. Fetuses were removed via Caesarean section on GD 21 and umbilical cord length, placental weight and fetal body weight were measured. Fetuses exposed to cocaine in utero had significantly shorter… CONTINUE READING