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The origin of amnitoic fluid lecithin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1138826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lecithin has been measured in amniotic fluid, pharyngeal aspirate, fetal and maternal plasma and fetal membranes from the same pregnancy. In the amniotic fluid from a term pregnancy 79 per cent of the lecithin is found in the reconstituted precipitate of centrifuged fluid. It is suggested that the lecithin of amniotic fluid may originate from sources other than fetal lung and that lecithin concentration is therefore a measure of overall fetal maturity.
D R Abramovich; J D Keeping; H Thom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-10-03     Completed Date:  1975-10-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis,  metabolism*
Extraembryonic Membranes / analysis
Gestational Age
Palmitic Acids / analysis
Phosphatidylcholines / analysis,  blood,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Palmitic Acids; 0/Phosphatidylcholines

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