Immunohistochemical evaluation of apoptosis in placentae from normal and intrauterine growth-restricted pregnancies.

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the extent of apoptosis within the human placenta in tissues from normotensive term pregnancies and those complicated by intrauterine growth-restriction (IUGR). METHODS A total of 18 placentas, 10 obtained from uncomplicated term gestations and 8 from intrauterine growth restricted fetuses were included in this study. Apoptosis… (More)

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