Title

Prenatal nicotine exposure and behavior

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

3-6-2004

Document Type

Article

Subjects

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.

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

14998898

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