[Effect of phenformin on fat-carbohydrate metabolism in pregnant rats].

Abstract

Rats given phenphormin, an antidiabetic biguanide, from the 1st (8th) day of pregnancy displayed a fall of cholesterol, phospholipids and free fatty acids in the blood; no maldevelopment of the fetus or placenta was seen. Permissibility of prescription of biguanides during pregnancy is discussed. 

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