Mechanisms by which amniotic-fluid alpha-fetoprotein may be increased in fetal abnormalities.

Abstract

Assuming that urination is the principle route by which alpha-fetoprotein (A.F.P.) passes into the amniotic fluid from the normal fetus, and that A.F.P. is mainly degraded by a process of fetal swallowing and digestion, 4 possible mechanisms by which amniotic-fluid A.F.P. is increased by fetal abnormalities are postulated.(1) Amniotic-fluid A.F.P. is… (More)

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@article{Brock1976MechanismsBW, title={Mechanisms by which amniotic-fluid alpha-fetoprotein may be increased in fetal abnormalities.}, author={David Brock}, journal={Lancet}, year={1976}, volume={2 7981}, pages={345-6} }