Hormonal changes during the perinatal period: FSH, prolactin and some steroid hormones in the cord blood and peripheral serum of preterm and fullterm female infants.

@article{Tapanainen1984HormonalCD,
  title={Hormonal changes during the perinatal period: FSH, prolactin and some steroid hormones in the cord blood and peripheral serum of preterm and fullterm female infants.},
  author={Juha Tapanainen and I lpo Huhtaniemi and Maila Koivisto and Erkki Kujansuu and Risto Tuimala and Reijo Vihko},
  journal={Journal of steroid biochemistry},
  year={1984},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={1153-6}
}
Fetoplacental endocrine function during the last third of gestation, and first 5 days post partum, was studied by hormone measurements of umbilical cord arterial and venous serum in preterm (31-37 weeks gestation) and fullterm (39-42 weeks gestation) female newborn. Furthermore, hormones were measured in peripheral serum of fullterm female infants of 1, 3 and 5 days of age. The data were compared with those obtained previously in corresponding age groups of males. FSH was significantly (P less… CONTINUE READING