Biochemical and haematological changes during the induction of labour at term with oxytocin, prostaglandin E-2 and prostaglandin F-2alpha.

@article{Gowenlock1975BiochemicalAH,
  title={Biochemical and haematological changes during the induction of labour at term with oxytocin, prostaglandin E-2 and prostaglandin F-2alpha.},
  author={A H Gowenlock and David Samuel Irving Taylor and J. H. Sanderson},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1975},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={215-20}
}
A total of 75 patients had labour induced near term using intravenous oxytocin, prostaglandin E-2 or prostaglandin F-2alpha. Biochemical and haematological investigations were performed to assess hepatic, renal and adrenocortical function and changes in platelet adhesiveness. In doses which were similarly effective in inducing labour, both prostaglandins were without the water-retaining effect of oxytocin. Adrenocortical stimulation was greatest with oxytocin. No difference between these agents… CONTINUE READING