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Title Gender differences in prenatal substance exposure / edited by Michael Lewis and Lisa Kestler
Edition 1st ed
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 227 pages)
Series Decade of behavior
Decade of behavior.
Contents Gender dependent effects of prenatal cocaine exposure / Lisa Kestler [and others] -- Prenatal cocaine exposure and age 7 behavior : the roles of gender, quantity, and duration of exposure / Virginia Delaney-Black [and others] -- Sex differences in the effects of developmental cocaine on dopaminergic systems / Diana Dow-Edwards and Annelyn Torres-Reveron -- Gender influences on the cognitive and emotional effects of prenatal -- Cocaine exposure : insights from an animal model / Stephanie A. Beaudin, Matthew H. Gendle, and Barbara J. Strupp -- Examination of gender differences in effects of tobacco exposure / Claire D. Coles, Julie A. Kable, and Mary Ellen Lynch -- Sex-specific effects on the neurodevelopment of animals with prenatal -- Marijuana exposure / Jennifer A. Willford, Gale A. Richardson, and Nancy L. Day -- Sex differences in prenatal alcohol abuse in humans -- Ann P. Streissguth -- Sex differences in the teratogenic effects of alcohol : findings from animal models / Nicha K.H. Otero and Sandra J. Kelly -- Gender (sex) differences in response to prenatal lead exposure / Nancy L. Fiedler -- Sexually-dimorphic nature of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) effects on -- The developing animal CNS / Elizabeth M. Sajdel-Sulkowska and Noriyuki Koibuchi -- Sexual differentiation of the human brain : hormonal control and effects of endocrine disruptors / Erica L.T. van den Akker and Nynke Weisglas-Kuperus
Summary "Adverse effects of prenatal exposure to neurotoxins, including cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, and lead, are well documented and range from initial growth deficits to later cognitive and behavioral problems. Exciting new research has found that there are gender differences in these sequelae resulting in different outcomes for males and females. Namely, exposed males appear to be more vulnerable and experience greater deficits than exposed females. Cutting-edge and thought-provoking, this volume explores a full range of topics related to gender differences in: neurological effects and sensory motor delays; brain metabolism and gene expression; growth velocity, organ maturity, cerebral vasoconstriction, oxidative stress, and sex hormone levels; and cognitive, behavioral, neurochemical, and emotional effects. Bringing together an outstanding group of animal and human researchers, this book aims to contribute to our knowledge of central nervous system development to better inform intervention efforts that target the most vulnerable groups. This timely volume reflects our increasingly sophisticated and refined understanding of this societal problem"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Fetus -- Effect of drugs on -- Sex differences
Children of prenatal substance abuse -- Sex differences
Fetus -- Development -- Sex differences
Sex factors in disease.
Fetus -- drug effects
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced
Sex Factors
MEDICAL -- Gynecology & Obstetrics.
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General
Sex factors in disease
Form Electronic book
Author Lewis, Michael, 1937 January 10- editor
Kestler, Lisa. editor.
American Psychological Association.
ISBN 1433810344