Title

Prenatal nicotine exposure and behavior

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

3-6-2004

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Animals; Arginine Vasopressin; Behavior, Animal; Cricetinae; Female; Hypothalamus; Nicotine; Pregnancy; *Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Prenatal exposure to nicotine has been associated with changes in behavioral indices in offspring. Flank marking, a scent-marking behavior in golden hamsters, appears to be controlled by arginine vasopressin (AVP) neurons in the hypothalamus. The present study examines the effects of prenatal exposure to nicotine on the vasopressinergic system associated with flank marking behavior.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Dec;1008:289-92.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

14998898