Gender differences in prenatal substance exposure [electronic resource] / edited by Michael Lewis and Lisa Kestler.

1st ed.
Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2012.
xviii, 227 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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"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) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
  • Gender-dependent effects of prenatal cocaine exposure / Lisa Kestler ... [et al.]
  • Prenatal cocaine exposure and age 7 behavior : the roles of gender, quantity, and duration of exposure / Virginia Delaney-Black ... [et al.]
  • Sex differences in the effects of cocaine exposure on dopaminergic systems during brain development / 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, Mathew 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 of prenatal marijuana exposure on neurodevelopment and behavior / 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
  • The sexually dimorphic nature of the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on the central nervous system in the developing animal / 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.
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  • 1433810336 (print ed.)
  • 1433810344 (electronic bk.)
  • 9781433810343 (electronic bk.)
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