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Maternal and fetal oxytocin levels at parturition in a paraplegic woman.
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PMID:  7195837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal and fetal oxytocin levels were measured by radioimmunoassay in a paraplegic woman with a spinal cord lesion at T-4/T-5 who went into spontaneous labor at 39 wk of pregnancy and delivered vaginally a male infant weighing 3220 g. She showed signs of autonomic hyperreflexia during labor. Maternal plasma oxytocin was 3-12 pg/ml in 3 blood samples and undetectable in another 4 taken during the first stage, with a surge of 38 pg/ml at delivery of the fetus. Oxytocin levels were 73 pg/ml in umbilical venous plasma, and 14 pg/ml in amniotic fluid. The findings indicate that the fetus was an important source of oxytocin to the maternal uterus.
M Y Dawood; F Fuchs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-25     Completed Date:  1981-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Blood / analysis*
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Obstetric*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Oxytocin / blood*
Paraplegia / blood*
Pregnancy Complications / blood*
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