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Maternal Substance Abuse and the Developing Nervous System

ISBN/ASIN: 9780127752259,0127752250,9780080926674,0080926673 | 1992 | English | pdf | 373/373 pages | 6.25 Mb
Publisher: Elsevier Science | Author: Ian S. Zagon and Theodore A. Slotkin (Eds.)

The purpose of this book is to review the basic science and clinical findings concerning maternal substance abuse and the developing nervous system of unborn children. The short-term but vitally significant repercussions of such exposure on biological development, with particular reference to the nervous system, are discussed. The book also discusses the profound influence of maternal substance abuse on behavior in adulthood, which is caused by subtle changes in the chemistry or structure of the developing nervous system. The subject will not only be of interest to clinical and basic science r Read more…

Abstract: The purpose of this book is to review the basic science and clinical findings concerning maternal substance abuse and the developing nervous system of unborn children. The short-term but vitally significant repercussions of such exposure on biological development, with particular reference to the nervous system, are discussed. The book also discusses the profound influence of maternal substance abuse on behavior in adulthood, which is caused by subtle changes in the chemistry or structure of the developing nervous system. The subject will not only be of interest to clinical and basic science r

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