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Inappropriate fetal bradycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  934568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrauterine life demands unique respiratory and nutrient mechanisms, and it seems reasonable that some cardiorespiratory responses developed for later extrauterine life would not necessarily be entirely appropriate for the fetal period. In other words, a human fetus may not always be acting in its own best interest when it responds to intrauterine stress with what are appropriate extrauterine responses, such as gasping or the baroreflex (bradycardia). The detrimental effects of in utero gasping of meconium are well known, but the potentially harmful effects of inappropriate fetal bradycardia are little appreciated. A review of this condition is presented.
R C Goodlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1976 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-01     Completed Date:  1976-09-01     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atropine / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure
Bradycardia / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Fetal Distress / diagnosis*
Fetal Heart / physiopathology*
Heart Rate
Hypertension / complications
Infant, Newborn
Monitoring, Physiologic
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