Brain Development: Normal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine

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This is the first book about both normal development of the nervous system and how early exposure to alcohol and nicotine interferes with this development. The developing nervous system is highly dynamic and vulnerable to genetic and epigenetic factors that can be additive or synergistic. Disruption of normal brain development leads to an array of developmental disorders. One of the most common of these is mental retardation, the prime cause of which is prenatal exposure to alcohol. As chapters in this book show, alcohol ...

Brain Development: Normal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195183139

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