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Lack of specific placental abnormality associated with cocaine use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2403179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Detailed gross and histologic examinations were performed on 13 placentas from pregnancies complicated by maternal cocaine use. There were no characteristic changes in placental morphologic features that would explain the increased morbidity associated with cocaine use. It is likely that cocaine exerts its deleterious effects through acute or chronic pathophysiologic changes rather than alterations in placental architecture.
W M Gilbert; C M Lafferty; K Benirschke; R Resnik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  163     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-24     Completed Date:  1990-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  998-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego 92123.
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MeSH Terms
Chorioamnionitis / pathology
Infant, Newborn
Placenta / pathology*
Pregnancy Complications / pathology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Substance-Related Disorders / pathology*
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