Effects of corticotropin-releasing factor, arginine vasopressin and oxytocin on the polymorphism of plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone in the rat fetus in late pregnancy.

The effects of rat corticotropin-releasing factor (rCRF, 1.25 pmol/50 microliters/fetus), arginine vasopressin (AVP, 5 pmol/50 microliters/fetus) and oxytocin (OT, 12.5 pmol/50 microliters/fetus) alone or in association were investigated in 21-day-old rat fetuses injected intravenously through the umbilical vein. Blood samples were collected 15 and 30 min… CONTINUE READING