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Plasma estriol, progesterone, cortisol, placental lactogen and alpha-fetoprotein in a pregnancy with an anencephalic fetus followed from the seventh week till term.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  90444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of total estriol, progesterone, cortisol, human placental lactogen and alpha-fetoprotein were measured in maternal venous plasma at regular intervals from the seventh week of pregnancy until term in a woman with an anencephalic fetus. Except for the first trimester, during which the values were in the lower normal range, the concentration of estriol was constantly subnormal. The "physiological" rise in cortisol levels was absent. Progesterone and HPL were both within the low normal range. The levels of alpha-fetoprotein were transiently raised during the 13th--25th weeks of pregnancy.
N Sagen; M Ulstein; I Romslo; K F Støa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Estriol / blood*
Hydrocortisone / blood*
Placental Lactogen / blood*
Progesterone / blood*
alpha-Fetoproteins* / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/alpha-Fetoproteins; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone; 50-27-1/Estriol; 57-83-0/Progesterone; 9035-54-5/Placental Lactogen

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