parous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin pariō (I give birth).

Adjective[edit]

parous (not comparable)

  1. Having given birth.
    • 2007 December 11, Craig Howard Kinsley, Massimo Bardi, Kate Karelina, Brandi Rima, Lillian Christon, Julia Friedenberg and Garrett Griffin, “Motherhood Induces and Maintains Behavioral and Neural Plasticity across the Lifespan in the Rat”, Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 37, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10508-007-9277-x: 
      Further changes in neurochemistry in pregnant/parous females (e.g., changes in neuropeptides, opioids, neurotransmitters, etc.; Bridges, Felicio, Pellerin, Stuer, & Mann 1993 ; Keverne & Kendrick, 1990 ; Kinsley & Bridges, 1988 ), may render neurons from a pregnant or lactating female substantially different in form and function than those taken from NULL females.

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