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Baby Knows Best: Fetuses Emit Hormone Crucial to Preventing Preeclampsia, University of North Carolina Study



5/2/2013 7:27:19 AM

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In a study using mice, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that a hormone, adrenomedullin, plays a crucial role in preventing the pregnancy complication preeclampsia. Surprisingly, this hormone protects women from preeclampsia when emitted by the fetus, not the mother, during the most critical times in pregnancy.

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