Intermittent umbilical cord occlusion in the ovine fetus: effects on blood glucose, insulin, and glucagon and on pancreatic development.


OBJECTIVE To determine whether repetitive umbilical cord occlusion resulting in fetal hypoxemia but not cumulative acidosis also affects fetal glucose levels and the levels of the regulatory hormones insulin and glucagon, by altering glucose delivery and with repetitive insults by inducing fetal glucose production, thus possibly affecting pancreatic… (More)


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