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Development of the transdermal potential of human skin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2000263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of the transdermal electrical potential (TDP) with postnatal age was studied in neonates born at gestational ages of 25 to 42 wk. The TDP of neonates born at less than 28 wk gestational age was of similar magnitude over the whole skin surface when measured in the first 5 d of life (mean value -5.4 mV; skin surface negative with respect to s.c. tissues). The TDP increased progressively with increasing gestational and postnatal age. The rate of increase of the TDP with postmenstrual age was not accelerated in neonates born prematurely. TDP values of infants born at term were lower than those of adults, but the sites of high and low TDP were similar in both term infants and adults.
P M Mackay; M R Millar; M I Levene; C M Hoy; S F Dealler; M Papouli; P C Ng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric research     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0031-3998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Res.     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-10     Completed Date:  1991-04-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100714     Medline TA:  Pediatr Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, General Infirmary, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
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MeSH Terms
Galvanic Skin Response / physiology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Skin / growth & development
Skin Physiological Phenomena

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