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Effect of maternal glucose ingestion on fetal breathing and body movements in late pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  626729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal breathing movements and fetal whole body movements were observed over 2 hours in 22 normal singleton pregnancies between 34 and 38 weeks gestation using a real time ultrasonic B scan method. The proportion of time fetuses spent making breathing movements increased from 9.9 per cent to 48.3 per cent within one hour of their fasting mothers taking a 50 g glucose drink. Fetal whole body movements were not increased after maternal glucose ingestion. Arousal of the fetal central nervous system seems dependent on the level of fetal blood glucose.
P J Lewis; B J Trudinger; J Mangez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1978 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-26     Completed Date:  1978-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / physiology*
Caffeine / pharmacology
Fetus / physiology*
Glucose / administration & dosage
Movement* / drug effects
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Respiration* / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 50-99-7/Glucose; 58-08-2/Caffeine

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