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Activity of the adrenal fetal zone in preterm infants continues to term.
In term babies, steroids from the fetal zone of the adrenal gland decline in the blood and urine in the first few weeks after birth. In infants born prematurely, fetal zone steroids (3 beta-OH-5eneExpand
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Adrenal Function in Preterm Infants: ACTH May Not Be the Sole Regulator of the Fetal Zone
The fetal zone of the adrenal gland is known to persist after preterm birth, but there is uncertainty as to how long adrenal fetal zone steroid production continues and how it is regulated. TheExpand
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Plasma Cortisol, Cortisone and Urinary Glucocorticoid Metabolites in Preterm Infants
Objective and Methods: In the fetal circulation, there is a low cortisol:cortisone (F:E) ratio (∼0.3) suggesting high activity of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11βHSD2). The circulatingExpand
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Influence of adolescence and obesity on the rate of stillbirth.
BACKGROUND We hypothesise that the rate of stillbirth is increased in mothers younger than 18 years of age compared to adult mothers, and that obesity further increases the risk of stillbirth in thisExpand
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ADRENAL FUNCTION IN PRETERM INFANTS
This study set out to observe changes in adrenal function in infants born prematurely. 22 infants of mean gestation 27.9 weeks and birth wt. 946 g were studied longitudinally between 170-360 daysExpand
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CONTROL OF THE FETAL ZONE OF THE ADRENAL GLAND IN PRETERM INFANTS
The hypothesis to be tested is that persistence of the fetal zone of the adrenal gland after preterm birth is due to continuing stimulation by ACTH. 22 infants of mean gestation 27.6 weeks and meanExpand