Melatonin in the maternal and umbilical circulations during human parturition

Mitchell, M. D., Bibby, J. G., Sayers, L., Anderson, A. B. M. and Turnbull, A. C. (1979) Melatonin in the maternal and umbilical circulations during human parturition. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 86 1: 29-31. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1979.tb10679.x

Author Mitchell, M. D.
Bibby, J. G.
Sayers, L.
Anderson, A. B. M.
Turnbull, A. C.
Title Melatonin in the maternal and umbilical circulations during human parturition
Journal name British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-5456
Publication date 1979-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1979.tb10679.x
Volume 86
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 31
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract The concentration of melatonin in maternal peripheral plasma was measured during late pregnancy, term and pre-term labour. There was a small increase in the mean concentration of melatonin during labour which was significant in term labour. Umbilical arterial and venous plasma, whether obtained at term, after spontaneous vaginal delivery or at Caesarean section, contained significantly greater concentrations of melatonin than maternal plasma. A significant arterio-venous difference was demonstrated for both groups of umbilical samples with raised venous levels after spontaneous vaginal delivery but higher arterial levels at Caesarean section.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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