Inulin space studies in fetal sheep.


Extracellular volume was estimated in fetal sheep by measuring the 14C inulin space in 6 in situ unanesthetized fetal lambs at gestational ages ranging from 120 to 145 days (term = 150 days). The total inulin space ranged from 979 to 1,510 ml. A positive correlation between total inulin space and gestational age (r = 0.65) was noted, such that fetal lambs… (More)