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Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic glucocorticoid use in veterinary and human medicine. However, it causes intra uterine growth restriction (IUGR) and decreases birth weights in some animal species and humans, although each species respond differently. This study investigated the effects of dexamethasone on placental weights and some foetal parameters in(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the widespread use of dexamethasone in veterinary and human medicine, it is reported to cause some severe pregnancy related side effects like abortion in some animals. The mechanism of the response is not clear but seems to be related to interspecies and/or breed difference in response which may involve alterations in the concentrations(More)
The importance of dexamethasone is demonstrated by its wide uses in human and veterinary medical practices [14]. Clinically, dexamethasone is administered to animals for the treatment of disease conditions such canine distemper, meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis [5-10]. In humans, dexamethasone is most notably, used for the treatment of various(More)
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