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Nitric oxide signaling mechanisms in the forearm vasculature of pregnant women

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Gary Ford, Professor Steve Robson

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Abstract

During pregnancy, forearm blood flow and constrictor responses to nitric oxide synthase inhibition are enhanced. Responses to brachial artery infusion of NG-monomethyl-L-arginine in pregnant women who have normal resting forearm blood flow and in pregnant women who have norepinephrine-induced reduced forearm blood flow were no different. Mechanisms independent of acute flow effects may account for the enhanced vascular nitric oxide activity during pregnancy.


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Author(s): Anumba DOC, Ford GA, Robson SC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Year: 2001

Volume: 185

Issue: 2

Pages: 420

ISSN (print): 0002-9378

ISSN (electronic): 1097-6868

Publisher: Mosby, Inc.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1067/mob.2001.114490

DOI: 10.1067/mob.2001.114490


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