Transplacental stimulation of fetal lung maturation: effect of triiodothyronine in the female and male rabbit fetus.

@article{Church1987TransplacentalSO,
  title={Transplacental stimulation of fetal lung maturation: effect of triiodothyronine in the female and male rabbit fetus.},
  author={James D. Church and E Khafayan and V Chechani and Fatima Sadiq and Sherin U. Devaskar and Daphne Demello and Udayakumar P Devaskar},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={157-65}
}
We have recently demonstrated that intramuscular administration of triiodothyronine (T3) or thyroxine (T4) to the rabbit doe results in its transfer across the placenta. In this study we investigated the effect of maternally administered T3 upon the functional and morphologic fetal lung maturation. T3 (175 micrograms/kg) or the vehicle was injected… CONTINUE READING