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Folic acid to prevent neural tube defects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7635025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly affect about 2000 pregnancies in the UK each year, and 1600 of these end in termination or stillbirth. To help prevent these defects women are advised to take supplements of folic acid around the time of conception and in the early weeks of pregnancy. In this article we look at the issues surrounding the routine use of folic acid.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and therapeutics bulletin     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0012-6543     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Ther Bull     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-12     Completed Date:  1995-09-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0112037     Medline TA:  Drug Ther Bull     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Folic Acid / therapeutic use*
Food, Fortified
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Neural Tube Defects / prevention & control*
Pregnancy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
59-30-3/Folic Acid
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
Drug Ther Bull 1994 Jun 16;32(6):48

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