Raluca Lefter

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We hypothesized that progesterone may enhance the hypoxic ventilatory response and reduce the occurrence of apneas in newborn male rats. We studied 10-day-old rats chronically exposed to progesterone (Prog) or vehicle through the milk of lactating mothers. Respiratory and metabolic recordings were performed using whole body plethysmography under normoxia(More)
We tested the hypothesis that postnatal exposure to progesterone or estradiol exerts distinct effects on respiratory control, apnea frequency, and on hypoxic ventilatory response (HVR). To this aim, we assessed breathing pattern using whole body plethysmography in normoxia and during a sustained hypoxic exposure (10% O(2)-30min) in 10-day-old male rats(More)
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