Pharmacokinetics of cocaine and metabolites following intragastric administration to ten-day-old rat pups
Nyamweya, Nasser N.
Gurley, Bill J.
Light, Kim E.
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Fetal cocaine exposure is a major problem resulting from the illicit use of cocaine by pregnant women. Studies examining the prevalence of cocaine use during pregnancy estimate usage ranges from 5-17% (I). Although no definitive syndrome has been defined, prenatal cocaine exposure is associated with decreased birth weight and size, brain injury and congenital anomalies (2).