Predictive value of hormone measurements in maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy.

@article{Reis2002PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of hormone measurements in maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy.},
  author={Fernando Reis and Donato D'Antona and Felice Petraglia},
  journal={Endocrine reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={230-57}
}
Intrauterine tissues (placenta, amnion, chorion, decidua) express hormones and cytokines that play a decisive role in maternal-fetal physiological interactions. The excessive or deficient release of some placental hormones in association with gestational diseases may reflect an abnormal differentiation of the placenta, an impaired fetal metabolism, or an adaptive response of the feto-placental unit to adverse conditions. This review is focused on the applicability of hormone measurements in the… CONTINUE READING
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