Undernutrition and the development of brain neurotransmitter systems.

  title={Undernutrition and the development of brain neurotransmitter systems.},
  author={Richard C. Wiggins and Gregory Fuller and Sam J Enna},
  journal={Life sciences},
  volume={35 21},
While there are homeostatic mechanisms to protect the brain against wide fluctuations in the availability of essential nutrients, food deprivation is known to influence brain neurochemistry. Given the growing problem of infant undernutrition and the fact that the developing nervous system appears to be especially vulnerable to this type of insult, numerous studies have been conducted to define the relationship between nutritional factors and cellular growth and maturation in the brain. The data… CONTINUE READING


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