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Title: Glucose and insulin concentration in amniotic fluid and in maternal blood in early and in late pregnancy
Authors: Van Assche, Frans Andre ×
Dallequin, M C
Holemans, Kathleen #
Issue Date: Oct-1990
Series Title: Diabetes research and clinical practice vol:10 issue:2 pages:133-5
Abstract: Glucose concentration in the amniotic fluid decreases towards the end of gestation, whereas the insulin concentration increases. The ratio between fetal (amniotic fluid) glucose to maternal glucose is reduced by about 50% at the end of pregnancy, whereas the ratio of C peptide is increased four times. The higher glucose concentration in amniotic fluid in early pregnancy could be explained by a lower fetal metabolic rate in the early stage of development and a low insulin activity of the fetus.
ISSN: 0168-8227
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Section Woman - Miscellaneous (-)
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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