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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 556–557 | Cite as

Deficits in synapse-to-neuron ratio due to early undernutrition show evidence of catch-up in later life

  • Y. M. Thomas
  • A. Peeling
  • K. S. Bedi
  • C. A. Davies
  • J. Dobbing
Specialia

Summary

30-day-old rats undernourished from birth are known to have large deficits in the synapse-to-neuron ratio in certain brain regions. It has not been possible to demonstrate any statistically significant deficits in this ratio in animals undernourished from birth to 30 days but then provided with an ad libitum amount of food till 6 months of age.

Keywords

Brain Region Significant Deficit Show Evidence Large Deficit Early Undernutrition 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. M. Thomas
    • 1
  • A. Peeling
    • 1
  • K. S. Bedi
    • 1
  • C. A. Davies
    • 1
  • J. Dobbing
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Child Health, The Medical SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchester(England)

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