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Transcapillary fluid dynamics during the menstrual cycle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3578405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transcapillary fluid dynamics in the follicular and luteal phase in women without symptoms of premenstrual syndrome were studied. Interstitial colloid osmotic pressure was measured by the "wick" method and interstitial hydrostatic pressure by the "wick-in-needle" method in subcutaneous tissue on the thorax and ankle. From follicular to luteal phase, the following changes were observed: Colloid osmotic pressures were significantly reduced, both in plasma (mean 2.5 mm Hg) and in the interstitium (thorax mean 1.9 mm Hg and ankle mean 2.0 mm Hg). The interstitial hydrostatic pressures did not change. There were no significant changes in serum albumin, hemoglobin, or hematocrit. A slight, but significant, weight gain was observed (mean 0.7 kg). The reduced plasma and interstitial colloid osmotic pressures in the luteal phase may be due to water retention, but the observed reductions in colloid osmotic pressures are probably not fully explained by simple dilution. A reduction in total protein mass in the luteal phase is suggested.
P Oian; A Tollan; H O Fadnes; H Noddeland; J M Maltau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-29     Completed Date:  1987-05-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  952-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ankle / blood supply
Body Weight
Capillaries / physiology
Edema / physiopathology
Extracellular Space / physiology*
Hydrostatic Pressure
Menstrual Cycle*
Osmotic Pressure
Thorax / blood supply
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