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reduction of umbilical contracture

J I Rodríguez, J Palacios, A Ruiz, M Sanchez, I Alvarez, E Demiguel
In order to investigate the transverse growth of the long bones during intrauterine development in the fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS), we studied curarized rat fetuses. Curarization was performed by daily subcutaneous administration of D-Tubocurarine from day 17 of gestation until term. Experimental fetuses were compared with a sham-operated control group. The total area and perimeter, the absolute and relative amount of periosteum and bone trabeculae, the major and minor axes, and the elongation factor were measured from histological cross-sections of the femoral metaphysis and diaphysis using an IBAS 1 image analysis system...
February 1992: Teratology
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