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Utero-Placental Blood Flow. Methods of Determination, Clinical Application and the effect of Beta-Mimetic Agonists

  • N. O. Lunell
  • B. Sarby

Abstract

Haemo-dynamic methods measure utero-placental blood flow. One of the main advantages of these methods is better supervision and diagnosis in high risk pregnancies, such as pre-eclampsia, diabetic pregnancy and in pregnancy with intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR). The action of different drugs on the utero-placental blood flow must also be evaluated. 6-Adrenergic agonists are widely used to stop premature labour. Since these compounds affect cardiac output and systemic circulation, it is important also to study their effect on utero-placental blood flow. A few investigations have been carried out and will be discussed later.

Keywords

Intrauterine Growth Retardation Disappearance Rate Diabetic Pregnancy Uterine Blood Flow Intervillous Space 
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