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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|Issue number||6 I|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine