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Impact of antenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor exposure on pregnancy outcomes in mice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20541736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates fluoxetine (FLX) exposure as an etiology for altered gestational length and adverse pregnancy outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Two experiments were performed exposing mice to drinking water (H(2)O) or H(2)O+FLX. Primary outcomes included gestational length, litter size, and live birth rate. In experiment 1, time-mated dams were monitored for spontaneous birth, and gestational length was calculated. In experiment 2, dams were dissected on day 14 to verify litter size and qualities of embryo implantation. RESULTS: There was no difference in gestational length between H(2)O dams (480.7 ± 13.2 hours) and H(2)O+FLX dams (483.5 ± 10.1 hours), P = .70. Mean litter size was decreased in H(2)O+FLX dams (4.1 ± 1.3/litter) compared to H(2)O dams (5.5 ± 1.9/litter), P = .04. H(2)O+FLX dams were less likely to have live births (25.4%) compared to H(2)O dams (49.3%), P = .01. CONCLUSION: Antenatal FLX exposure did not statistically alter gestational length, but did affect litter size and spontaneous loss in mice. This warrants further investigation.
Samuel Bauer; Catherine Monk; Mark Ansorge; Cynthia Gyamfi; Michael Myers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  203     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2010-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375.e1-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn / anatomy & histology
Birth Rate
Fluoxetine / pharmacology*
Litter Size
Live Birth
Prospective Studies
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors; 54910-89-3/Fluoxetine

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