[The dynamics of corticosteroids levels in maternal and fetal plasma].


In order to elucidate the clinical implications of cortisol levels in pregnancy, maternal and fetal serum levels of cortisol during pregnancy were determined. The maternal serum level of cortisol gradually increased with advancing gestational age, and it reached a 3 to 4 times higher level in the late stage of pregnancy than that in non-pregnant state. The… (More)