Activity of prostacyclin-stimulating factor was measured in 6 normal, non-pregnant women, 6 women in early normal pregnancy, 6 in late normal pregnancy, and 6 in late pregnancy complicated by severe pre-eclampsia. The activity was lower in the women in late pregnancy than in those in early pregnancy and the controls but was about normal in those with severe pre-eclampsia. These results may be relevant to the physiology of pregnancy and the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
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