Plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropin in appropriate and small for gestational age fetuses.

@article{Economides1988PlasmaCA,
  title={Plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropin in appropriate and small for gestational age fetuses.},
  author={Demetrios L Economides and K H Nicolaides and Elizabeth A. Linton and Loretta A Perry and Tim Chard},
  journal={Fetal therapy},
  year={1988},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={158-64}
}
Plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) were measured in fetal blood samples obtained by cordocentesis from 61 appropriate for gestational age (AGA) and in 41 small for gestational age (SGA) fetuses at 18-38 weeks gestation. Fetal plasma cortisol (mean 74 nmol/l) did not change but plasma ACTH increased between 18 and 36 weeks gestation and the two were not significantly correlated. Plasma cortisol in cord blood samples after vaginal delivery at term (mean 305 nmol/l) was higher than in… CONTINUE READING
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