Maternally Determined Susceptibility to D-Amphetamine-Induced Stereotypy in Rats

  • Robert W. Bell
  • Henry L. SchreiberIII
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During the first week after parturition, rat pups were removed and returned to a mother-present nest, were removed and returned to a mother-absent nest, were separated from their mothers by removal of the mothers, or were undisturbed. In adulthood, when repeatedly injected with a dose of D-amphetamine which induces progressively higher levels of stereotypy (2.5 mg/kg), only subjects which had been removed and returned to a mother-present nest in infancy showed a retarded rate of increase in stereotypy.


Locomotor Activity Maternal Behavior Ultrasonic Vocalization Absent Group Undisturbed Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Bell
    • 1
  • Henry L. SchreiberIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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