Two-hit exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls at gestational and juvenile life stages: 1. Sexually dimorphic effects on social and anxiety-like behaviors

@article{Bell2016TwohitET,
  title={Two-hit exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls at gestational and juvenile life stages: 1. Sexually dimorphic effects on social and anxiety-like behaviors},
  author={Margaret R. Bell and Lindsay M. Thompson and Karla J. Rodriguez and Andrea C Gore},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={78},
  pages={168-177}
}
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are widespread environmental contaminants that affect many neuroendocrine functions. The brain is particularly vulnerable to EDCs during critical periods of gestational development when gonadal hormones exert organizational effects on sexually dimorphic behaviors later in life. Peripubertal development is also a time of continued neural sensitivity to organizing effects of hormones, yet little is known about EDC actions at these times. We sought to… CONTINUE READING
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