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Open Access Original Research
Oxytocin and foeto-neonatal stress
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Padua
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1979, 6(4), 273–275;
Published: 10 December 1979

The advantages of oxytocin infusion in labour are well known and the results are in some way interesting. Howerer, the limitation and possible disad-vantages deriving from its use should not be disregarded. In a research on foeto-neonatal stress due to various pathological conditions of pregnancy and labour, it was observed that oxytocin in-fusion often worsens this stress. Data from a series of hundred cases are rewieved and discussed, pointing out the possi-ble mechanisms of action.
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