Fetal and Maternal Hormonal Response to Starvation in the Ewe

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Summary: Five ewes 90–130 days of gestation with chronically indwelling fetal catheters were studied. Blood samples were drawn each morning simultaneously from the maternal femoral artery, fetal femoral artery, and fetal umbilical vein. Total starvation was begun after blood samples had been drawn on the 3rd morning, but water was given ad libitum. The mean… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198002000-00007

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