maternal behavior

maternal behavior

[mə‚tərn·əl bi′hāv·yər]
(psychology)
The pattern of care given an offspring by its mother.
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Pregnancy obviously involves great changes to a woman's body, but we're only now beginning to understand the significant unseen adaptations occurring at the neurochemical and circuitry level that may be important to maintaining mental health and maternal behavior in the first few weeks to months following delivery," first study author Laverne Camille MelAaAaAeA n said in the Tufts statement.
In virgin ovari-ectomized female laboratory rats, 2 weeks of exposure to small E2 implants of 1 or 2 mm did not affect maternal responsiveness, whereas large 10-mm E2 implants stimulated maternal behavior (Bridges, 1984).
Subsequently, Pedersen and Prange [17] firstly indicated the effect of OT on maternal behavior in rats.
Maternal Behavior (MB) is of vital importance in human being development and the development of other altricial species such as humans, rodents, some carnivorous and some omnivorous, as they are born underdeveloped to survive on their own.
Since the maternal behavior of pregnant and lactating ewes may be linked to mortality of lambs, experience and temperament should be taken into consideration in the management of sheep flocks (Rech et al.
In relation to dental caries, this meant the development of another manifestation of the disease; in relation to the clinical conditions assessed and the variables related to maternal behavior, it meant any new events.
Maternal behavior corresponds to a series of stereotypical actions, such as posture during the suckling of their young, cleaning of pups, nest preparation, grouping of the litter and defense of the offspring against attackers (BONSIGNORE et al.
Topics include maternal behavior, intergenerational perspectives, developmental scripts, child cognition, education, language, street work, and academic success.
We also saw a significant variation between cubs weaned alive and total born cubs that's because the offspring of Finland foxes showed a poorer quality of maternal behavior than that of local breed.
Maternal behavior of different species decisively affects the well-being and development of newborn animals.
Classical lesion studies in rodents have pointed out the medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus (MPOA), the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), and the lateral septum (LS) as crucial brain areas for the onset and maintenance of the maternal behavior (e.

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