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Fetal steroid levels at delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  904807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to investigate cortisol levels in the circulation of neonates following spontaneous onset of labor. There was no significant difference of values between primigravidas and multigravidas, male and female babies, or normal and preeclamptic pregnancies. There was no significant change in mean cord plasma cortisol values with advancing gestational age, after the 33rd week. It is conceivable that spontaneous labor in humans may be preceded by a release of cortisol into the fetal circulation, and when a critical "parturient" level is reached labor becomes established.
S Roopnarinesingh; D Alexis; R Lendore; D Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Glands / physiology
Delivery, Obstetric*
Fetal Blood / analysis*
Hydrocortisone / blood*
Labor, Obstetric
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