Effect on the fetus of infusing a commercial amino acid preparation into a pregnant sheep.

@article{Macmahon1990EffectOT,
  title={Effect on the fetus of infusing a commercial amino acid preparation into a pregnant sheep.},
  author={Ross Macmahon and R J Frampton and Robert Yardley},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={1990},
  volume={57 3-4},
  pages={231-7}
}
The common clinical practice of intravenous feeding of the pregnant woman poses the question of the effect on the fetus of such infusions. We have used the sheep as a model to study the change in fetal amino acid levels after a maternal infusion of Synthamin 13. The maternal plasma aminogram largely reflects the amino acid pattern in the infusate. However, in the fetal circulation only the branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine), phenylalanine and alanine rose significantly… CONTINUE READING