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Relaxin levels in ovum donation pregnancies.
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PMID:  2065805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relative contributions of the corpus luteum (CL) and the placenta to the circulating levels of relaxin during pregnancy. PATIENTS: Forty-one patients in whom pregnancy had been achieved by ovum donation. RESULTS: Relaxin was not detected in the serum of 36 patients; in the remaining 5, although it was detectable, the levels were markedly reduced when compared with those in normal pregnancies. CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that the CL is essential for the maintenance of normal circulating levels of relaxin during pregnancy.
M R Johnson; H Abdalla; A C Allman; M E Wren; A Kirkland; S L Lightman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-09     Completed Date:  1991-08-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Corpus Luteum / physiology*
Embryo Transfer*
Ovarian Diseases / blood
Placenta / physiology
Relaxin / blood*
Turner Syndrome / blood
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