Title

Moderate‐Level Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Alters Striatal Dopamine System Function in Rhesus Monkeys

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2005

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Moderate prenatal alcohol exposure can cause impairments even in the absence of gross morphological defects associated with fetal alcohol syndrome. The basal ganglia, which include the dopamine-rich striatum, are sensitive to fetal alcohol-induced injury. In this study, we manipulated the timing of moderate-level alcohol exposure and compared the risk of adverse effects on striatal dopamine (DA) system function in rhesus monkeys.

Publication Title

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

DOI

10.1097/01.alc.0000179409.80370.25