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Spontaneous fluctuations of human placental lactogen during normal pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1117057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six women in the 3rd trimester of normal pregnancy had measurements of circulating placental lactogen (hPL) levels using a continuous blood sampling technique for 10-15 h. In addition, in 3 pregnant women hPL was assayed at 10-min intervals for 60-90 min. Both these procedures showed that hPL serum levels fluctuate irregularly during normal pregnancy. The magnitude and frequency of these fluctuations make the significance of a single hPL determination less reliable as a test of placental function.
R Vigneri; S Squatrito; V Pezzino; E Cinquerui; S Proto; C Montoneri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0021-972X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-05-28     Completed Date:  1975-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375362     Medline TA:  J Clin Endocrinol Metab     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Placenta / physiology
Placental Lactogen / blood*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
9035-54-5/Placental Lactogen

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