, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 69–70 | Cite as

The effect of postnatal undernourishment on epileptiform kindling of dorsal hippocampus

  • Katherine H. Taber
  • G. N. Fuller
  • J. C. Stanley
  • J. F. DeFrance
  • R. C. Wiggins


Rats were undernourished postnatally from birth through 20 days of age. They were subsequently tested for susceptibility to motor seizures kindled in hippocampus in adulthood. Compared to littermate control animals the postnatally undernourished rats were more susceptible to the kindling treatment. We conclude that early postnatal undernourishment has a permanent effect on susceptibility of the hippocampus to electrically-induced seizures.


Control Animal Dorsal Hippocampus Permanent Effect Motor Seizure 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine H. Taber
    • 1
  • G. N. Fuller
    • 1
  • J. C. Stanley
    • 1
  • J. F. DeFrance
    • 1
  • R. C. Wiggins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology and AnatomyUniversity of Texas Medical School at HoustonHoustonUSA

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