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ea0015p205 | Neuroendocrinology and behaviour | SFEBES2008

The influence of sex steroids on cognitive ability in pregnancy

Farrar Diane , Neil Jo , Tuffnell Derek , Marshall Kay

Background: Ovarian steroid action is not limited to the gonadal–pituitary–hypothalamic axis. A recent pre-clinical investigation by Sutcliffe et al. (2007) suggests female sex steroids influence learning and memory strategies. However, data from human trials involving various hormone replacement regimens and assessment of memory in pregnancy appear equivocal.Pregnancy allows overriding of regulatory feedback loops leading to elevation o...