Placental perfusion. An overview of the literature.

  title={Placental perfusion. An overview of the literature.},
  author={D. Omarini and Vanna Pistotti and Maurizio Bonati},
  journal={Journal of pharmacological and toxicological methods},
  volume={28 2},
Placental perfusion techniques are currently used to study not only the organ functions but also the transfer profile and metabolic pathway of different compounds. In view of the interest in the mechanism of transfer and potential adverse effects of compounds there are numerous publications on the topic, but no systematic picture is yet available. Thus an overview has been made of all studies published from 1966 to 1990 that use this experimental approach. Out of 359 computer-retrieved articles… CONTINUE READING