Effect of Hormone-Induced Premature Parturition on Hemoglobin Switching in Sheep


ABSTRACT: This study examines the effect of premature delivery on the switch from fetal (α2 β2) to adult (α2τ2) Hb, in lambs in which premature parturition was induced by the intrafetal infusion of ACTH or corticotropin releasing hormone. Of 10 chronically cannulated ovine fetuses given ACTH at the rate of 79 ng/min for a 15 min period every 2 h starting at… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198812000-00007


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