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Figure 5

From: Prenatal cocaine exposure alters alpha2 receptor expression in adolescent rats

Figure 5

Density of α2-adrenergic receptors in amygdala (central nucleus) as measured by autoradiography. In control animals, the density of α2-adrenergic receptors was significantly lower [F(1, 52) = 10.9; P < 0.01] in females than the density of α2-adrenergic receptors observed in male controls. Prenatal cocaine exposure abolished this sex difference in amygdala α2-adrenergic receptors by increasing binding by 19% in female offspring, whereas α2-adrenergic receptors did not significantly differ because of cocaine exposure in males. n = 14 per group.

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