Fetal and maternal catecholamines in cesarean section.

Abstract

The maternal and fetal sympathoadrenal system was studied by radioenzymatic measurement of the release of NA and A in 20 women with full-term uncomplicated pregnancies at cesarean section. Atropinization was performed 30 min or immediately before the induction of anesthesia. Before induction the mean level of maternal plasma NA in the i.v. atropinization… (More)

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