Effects of nociceptive stimuli on the pulmonary circulation in the ovine fetus.

@article{HoufflinDebarge2005EffectsON,
  title={Effects of nociceptive stimuli on the pulmonary circulation in the ovine fetus.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique N Houfflin-Debarge and Anne Delelis and Sophie M Jaillard and Beno{\^i}t Larrue and Philippe Deruelle and Ann Sophie Ducloy and Francis Puech and L. Storme},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={288 2},
  pages={R547-53}
}
The fetus is able to exhibit a stress response to painful events, and stress hormones have been shown to modulate pulmonary vascular tone. At birth, the increased level of stress hormones plays a significant role in the adaptation to postnatal life. We therefore hypothesized that pain may alter pulmonary circulation in the perinatal period. The hemodynamic… CONTINUE READING