Postnatal Behavioral Effects of in Utero Exposure to Drugs which Modify Catecholamines and/or Serotonin

  • Sheldon B. Sparber
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 8)


The past twenty years has witnessed an information explosion in the developmental psychobiology literature, encompassing experiments designed to determine those important variables whose manipulation early in life would result in long-lasting, perhaps permanent effects upon brain function and ultimately behavior. The scope of the interdisciplinary nature of this rediscovered area of endeavor has emerged from an emphasis upon structure and function in various species, including man (Minkowski, 1922; Coghill, 1929; Windle, 1930; Kuo, 1932) through interactions between genetic and environmental factors (Thompson et al., 1962; Joffe, 1965) to an emphasis upon biochemical bases for genetic expression of control mechanisms in intermediary metabolism and transmitter function. (This symposium).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheldon B. Sparber
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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