Effect of alcohol on fetal cerebral function and metabolism.

  title={Effect of alcohol on fetal cerebral function and metabolism.},
  author={Leon I. Mann and A Bhakthavathsalan and Mingfeng Liu and P Makowski},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={122 7},
The effect of maternal alcohol infusions on fetal cerebral function in terms of the electroencephalogram (EEG) and fetal brain metabolism was studied in 10 fetal sheep experiments. A 9.75 per cent alcohol-dextrose solution was infused at the rate of 15 c.c. per kilogram of maternal weight for 1 or 2 hours. Fetal cerebral uptake of oxygen was unaffected. Blood flow was significantly increased as a result of a greater decrease in resistance than decrease in blood pressure. The cerebral uptake of… CONTINUE READING

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