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- Eberhardt, Marilou J.; Halas, Edward S.
- Physiology & behavior 1987 v.41 no.4 pp. 309
- zinc; nutrient deficiencies; malnutrition; lactation; suckling; postnatal development; reflexes; growth retardation; low calorie diet; rats
- ... Offspring of rats who were zinc or calorie deprived during lactation were administered a battery of reflex and motor tests from postnatal Day 4 to Day 21. Compared to offspring of ad lib-fed control rats, both zinc deprived and undernourished offspring exhibited developmental delays in reflexes which appeared after the first postnatal week (auditory startle, air righting, and rope descent). As the ...