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Cyclic motor activity in the fetal rat (Rattus norvegicus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3365946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Rat fetuses were observed on Day 20 of gestation using a technique that permits direct observation of fetal behavior. The resulting time series was analyzed to assess cyclic organization in fetal movement. Fetal activity did not occur randomly but showed significant cyclic variation with a mean frequency of 0.61 cycle/min. This finding agrees with studies of human fetuses, which also exhibit short-period cyclicity in motor activity.
Authors:
W P Smotherman; S R Robinson; S S Robertson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983)     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0735-7036     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comp Psychol     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-13     Completed Date:  1988-06-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309850     Medline TA:  J Comp Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Female
Fetal Movement*
Gestational Age
Motor Activity*
Periodicity*
Pregnancy
Rats
Rats, Inbred Strains / embryology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD 00719/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD 11089/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD 16102/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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