Fetal and postnatal ovine mesenteric vascular reactivity

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Background:Intestinal circulation and mesenteric arterial (MA) reactivity may play a role in preparing the fetus for enteral nutrition. We hypothesized that MA vasoreactivity changes with gestation and vasodilator pathways predominate in the postnatal period.Methods:Small distal MA rings (0.5-mm diameter) were isolated from fetal (116-d, 128-d, 134-d, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/pr.2015.260

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