Accession Number : ADA328232

Title :   Lactation and Reactivity to Physical and Psychological Stress.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Sep 95-14 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Personal Author(s) : Carter, C. S.

PDF Url : ADA328232

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Data collection has been completed and data analysis is in progress for all of the human studies outlined in this proposal. Findings to date include (1) lack of changes in attention and memory functions during pregnancy and lactation, (2) lack of difference in hormonal and anxiety responses to psychological stress, (3) enhanced lymphocyte proliferation and insensitivity to cytokine suppression by glucocorticoids in lactating women, and (4) increased blood pressure in postpartum, non lactating women. Data collection is in progress for animal studies outlined in this proposal. Consistent with the human studies described above, enhanced lymphocyte proliferation has been found in lactating rats compared to nonlactating rats and virgins.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), *PREGNANCY, RATS, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), ATTENTION, LYMPHOCYTES, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), LACTATES, ANXIETY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE