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Fetal urine production and micturition and fetal behavioral state.
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PMID:  7779205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The rate of fetal urine production and the incidence of fetal micturition was compared in periods of fetal sleep and awakeness. Sonography and fetal heart rate monitoring were concomitantly performed on 12 normal term pregnancies. Fetal bladder volumes were serially calculated, and the rate of urine production and micturition were compared between the periods of fetal sleep and awakeness. Fetal micturition occurred almost exclusively during periods of fetal awakeness (p = 0.001). There were no demonstrable differences in the rates of urine production during periods of fetal sleep and awakeness. Fetal micturition is behavioral-state dependent. Nevertheless, the fetal behavioral state is not a necessary consideration when applying urine production measurements as a test of fetal well-being.
G Ohel; S Haddad; A Samueloff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-18     Completed Date:  1995-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Poriya Hospital, Tiberias, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Fetus / physiology*
Heart Rate, Fetal
Sleep / physiology*
Urine / physiology*

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