Uterine blood flow: periodic fluctuations of its rate during pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Daily measurements of the rate of uterine blood flow (ml/min) during the last half of pregnancy of four normal sheep reflected a 17-day cyclic fluctuation (range, 9.5-42 days) superimposed on a linear increase over time. The cyclic increase was not detected in two (of 7) intact ewes or in four pregnant ewes that had been ovariectomized. The cyclic pattern of increase may be related to ovarian activity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Caton, D; Pendergast, JF; Bazer, FW

Published Date

  • December 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 245 / 6

Start / End Page

  • R850 - R852

PubMed ID

  • 6660331

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9513

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1152/ajpregu.1983.245.6.R850


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States