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Nitric oxide: does it have an etiological role in pre-eclampsia?

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AIM: To determine evidence of nitric oxide (NO) in decidual biopsies and fetal membranes of preeclamptic women. BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been postulated to have a role in the etiology of preeclampsia. Investigations in peripheral blood have led to conflicting results. We therefore decided to study whether immunohistochemically detectable nitric oxide is produced in the decidua and within the fetal membranes. METHODS: Forty-two pregnant women at 28 weeks gestation o...

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Rajagopal, M More by this author
Moodley, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume:
82
Issue:
3
Pages:
216-219
Publication date:
2003-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0412
ISSN:
0001-6349
URN:
uuid:f84f655c-04b2-4da0-8a9b-35161b42d698
Source identifiers:
122034
Local pid:
pubs:122034

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