Recent studies postulate neurotoxic effects of prenatal tabacco exposure, passive addiction, and neonatal nicotine withdrawal syndrome in newborns in utero exposed to maternal smoking. The neonatal withdrawal syndrome is characterized by irritability, tremors, and sleep disturbances, most typically observed in newborns of heavy smoking mothers. Copyright © 2006 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
|Journal||Therapeutic Drug Monitoring|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2006|
- Antenatal nicotine exposure
- Maternal smoking
- Neonatal nicotine withdrawal syndrome