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Les mécanismes d'action du tabac sur le cerveau en développement

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P Gressens, V Laudenbach, S Marret, Pierre Gressens

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1S30-2
JournalJournal De Gynecologie Obstetrique et Biologie De La Reproduction
Issue number1 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

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Maternal smoking is associated with an increased risk of intra-uterine growth retardation and conduct disorder in their children, and is a major risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome. Among the numerous compounds present in cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide and nicotine have been largely studied. They can both affect the fetal brain by inducing intra-uterine hypoxia or by acting directly on the developing brain.

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