Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

The Brain’s Developing Pain Regulatory System And Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Sonntag 31. Januar 2010 von htm

Prenatal alcohol exposure is widely known to impair brain development in exposed offspring. Rodent studies have shown that developmental deficits in newborns related to altered levels of a brain chemical called serotonin (5-HT), leading to subsequent alterations in patterns of neonatal acute pain responses and/or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) stress reactivity. New findings show a „blunted response“ to an acutely painful event – a heel lance – in alcohol-exposed human newborns, indicating that prenatal alcohol exposure may alter the brain’s developing pain regulatory system. (Source: Medical News Today, 1/28/10)

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