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Relationship between the Decrease in Urinary Excretion of Histamine and the Initiation of the Labour Process

Naturevolume 191page290 (1961) | Download Citation

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As has been shown by Kahlson et al., in rats fed on a histamine-free diet, the urinary excretion of histamine begins at about the fifteenth day of pregnancy and increases rapidly. The peak value occurs 1 or 2 days before birth, then falls steeply to the pre-pregnant level. The increase in histamine excretion depends on the number of young in the litter; the larger the number, the greater the increase in histamine excretion1.

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    Kahlson, G., Rosengren, Elsa, and Westling, H., J. Physiol., 143, 91 (1958).

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    McIntire, Floyd C., Roth, L. W., and Shaw, J. L., J. Biol. Chem., 170, 537 (1947).

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  1. Department of Physiology, Medical Academy Gdańsk, Poland

    • HALINA WISKONT-BUCZKOWSKA

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