The effect of epinephrine on tracheal fluid flow and surfactant efflux in fetal sheep

E. E. Lawson, E. R. Brown, J. S. Torday, D. L. Madansky, H. W. Taeusch

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Abstract

A marked decrease in fetal tracheal fluid flow and an increase in pulmonary surfactant efflux were found after infusion of epinephrine into fetal sheep. The data suggest that endogenous catecholamines may play a role in preparing the fetal lung for birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1026
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Volume118
Issue number6 I
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Lawson, E. E., Brown, E. R., Torday, J. S., Madansky, D. L., & Taeusch, H. W. (1978). The effect of epinephrine on tracheal fluid flow and surfactant efflux in fetal sheep. American Review of Respiratory Disease, 118(6 I), 1023-1026.