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Acute intrauterine hypoxia increases amniotic fluid prostaglandin F metabolites in the pregnant sheep.

Authors
  • Valenzuela, G J
  • Norburg, M
  • Ducsay, C A
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1992
Volume
167
Issue
5
Pages
1459–1464
Identifiers
PMID: 1443004
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We speculate that the prostaglandin increase in amniotic fluid in response to intrauterine hypoxia could eventually lead to premature labor. Whether the increase in prostaglandins is mediated by changes in cytokines is unknown at the present time.

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