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Ontogenetic changes in pup-elicited maternal pituitary-adrenal activity: pup age and stage of lactation effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  873067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ontogenetic changes in pup-elicited maternal corticosterone responsiveness were investigated. Patterns of maternal corticosterone change were found to depend on pup treatment: shocked pups elicited larger corticosterone elevations than pups that had been handled. In addition both the age of the stimulus pups and the state of lactation when the mother was tested affected the pattern and magnitude of maternal pituitary-adrenal activity.
W P Smotherman; S P Mendoza; S Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-08-25     Completed Date:  1977-08-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Animals, Newborn
Corticosterone / blood
Handling (Psychology)
Pituitary-Adrenal System / physiology*
Postpartum Period
Stress, Physiological / complications
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