Plasma oxytocin in human pregnancy and parturition.

  title={Plasma oxytocin in human pregnancy and parturition.},
  author={Koen de Geest and Michel Thiery and G Piron-Possuyt and R J Vanden Driessche},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  volume={13 1},
Oxytocin concentrations were determined in serial peripheral plasma samples collected from clinically normal women during pregnancy and labor. Measurable concentrations of this hormone were detected in all maternal plasma samples during pregnancy, but there were wide differences in values between patients. Serial samples from individual patients revealed a pattern of gradual rise of oxytocin levels with advancing gestation and the increase in concentration was statistically significant. There… CONTINUE READING


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