Effect of ethanol on thromboxane and prostacyclin production in the human placenta.


Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is frequently associated with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). One cause of ethanol-induced IUGR is thought to be related to increased pressor activity in the human placenta, resulting in decreased oxygenation and nutrient transport to the fetus. Thus, we have investigated the effect of ethanol on paracrine substances… (More)


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