Melatonin in amniotic fluid during human parturition

Mitchell, M. D., Sayers, L., Keirse, M. J. N. C., Anderson, A. B. M. and Turnbull, A. C. (1978) Melatonin in amniotic fluid during human parturition. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 85 9: 684-686. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1978.tb14947.x

Author Mitchell, M. D.
Sayers, L.
Keirse, M. J. N. C.
Anderson, A. B. M.
Turnbull, A. C.
Title Melatonin in amniotic fluid during human parturition
Journal name British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-5456
Publication date 1978-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1978.tb14947.x
Volume 85
Issue 9
Start page 684
End page 686
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract Concentrations of melatonin have been measured in amniotic fluid obtained during late pregnancy and labor. Samples obtained by amniotomy during labor contained higher concentrations of melatonin than samples taken at amniotomy for the induction of labor. Amniotic fluid obtained by amniocentesis in late pregnancy contained lower concentrations of melatonin than amniotic fluid obtained by amniotomy. The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to pineal influences on parturition.
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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