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Catecholamine secretion in fetal adaptation to stress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2358918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From the beginning of labor, the fetus must successfully adapt from intrauterine life to the stress of birth and, finally, to extrauterine life. The role of hormones known as catecholamines in this adaptive mechanism is described. An understanding of the physiology of catecholamine secretion will enhance the nursing care of mothers and their infants during this important transitional period.
R L Copper; R L Goldenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1990 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-02     Completed Date:  1990-08-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Biological
Epinephrine / biosynthesis*
Fetus / physiology*
Labor, Obstetric / metabolism,  physiology
Norepinephrine / biosynthesis*
Pituitary-Adrenal System / secretion
Stress, Physiological / physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
51-41-2/Norepinephrine; 51-43-4/Epinephrine

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