Alcohol and Brain Development

Alcohol and Brain Development

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Central nervous system dysfunction is the most consistently observed, and certainly the most devastating, clinical abnormality in children of mothers who drank heavily during pregnancy. In fact, maternal alcohol abuse during pregnancy may be the commonest environmental cause of mental deficiency in the Western world. One of the first goals of foetal alcohol research has been to determine how and to what extent alcohol damages the developing brain. This book brings together leading researchers to discuss the problem in its behavioural, neurochemical, and morphological aspects, based on their work in both animals and more

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  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 164.6 x 243.6 x 32.5mm | 1,074.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195037065
  • 9780195037067

Table of contents

THE BEHAVIORAL TERATOLOGY OF ALCOHOL: A P Streissguth: The behavioral teratology of alcohol; N W Bond: Fetal alcohol exposure and hyperactivity in rats; E P Riley, S Barron & J H Hannigan: Response inhibition deficits following prenatal alcohol exposure; MORPHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF PRENATAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE: E L Abel & E P Riley: Studies of prenatal alcohol exposure: Methodological considerations; J R West & D R Pierce: Perinatal alcohol exposure and neuronal damage; S K Clarren: Neuropathology in the fetal alcohol syndrome; H H Samson: Microcephaly and the fetal alcohol syndrome; R P Hammer Jr: Alcohol effects on developing neuronal structure; S C Phillips: Alcohol and histology of the developing cerebellum; A Pettigrew: Prenatal alcohol exposure and the development of sensory systems; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF ALCOHOL AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: E K & M L Michaelis: Molecular events underlying the effects of ethanol on the developing central nervous system; J Weinberg, M R Nelson & A N Taylor: Hormonal effects of fetal alcohol exposure; M J Druse: Effects of perinatal alcohol exposure on neurotransmitters, members, and proteins; I E Dreosti: Zinc-alcohol interactions in brain development; J R West, R L Alkana & J F DeBold: Alcohol exposure and altered brain development: Present status and implications for future more