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Relation of glucose to alpha-fetoprotein in amniotic fluid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6162139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A direct relationship between amniotic fluid glucose and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) has been found between the 16th and 22nd weeks of pregnancy. This relationship is statistically significant (P less than .001) in each of the 6 gestational weeks tested, the coefficients of correlation vary from .74 to .91. The relationship between amniotic fluid AFP and another metabolite, urea nitrogen, was not significant (r = -.34), suggesting that the AFP-glucose relationship was not spurious. Absence of pregnancy-associated macroglobulins in the samples indicates that they were not contaminated by maternal serum. These data reflect an aspect of fetal metabolism or transport that should be investigated more thoroughly.
Authors:
A H Rule; V Sliogeris; M Farber; G Britton; J Vandervoorde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-24     Completed Date:  1981-04-24     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniotic Fluid / analysis*
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Female
Glucose / analysis*
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/alpha-Fetoproteins; 50-99-7/Glucose

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