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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2006; 52(1): 82-88

Alteredability to learn in posterity of rats with iodine defficiency

T.G. Tsintsadze, G.O. Gabrichidze, N.I. Lazrishvili, D.S. Metreveli, N.P. Mitagvariya

    Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia


Experimental data demonstrate that hypothyroidism could result in depressive behavior and subsequently thyroid hormones could act as antidepressants. Postnatal changes in learning ability, memory and emotional status in posterity of rats, which have experienced different level of iodine defi- ciency before conception and during all gestation period were investigated in this study. Results obtained suggest that sud- den iodine deprivation before and during gestation led to a significant neurological defect, which was represented by loss of ability to learn, one of the most important functions of brain in newborn and by evidence of depression. Iodine sup- ply to the diet of female rats eliminates these effects completely


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