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Elements in Human Placentae in Jamaica

Fifty-two placentae of Jamaican mothers, with a mean age of 29 years, at term were collected. Samples were analysed using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis for mercury and 9 other elements. Data were correlated with several parameters collected at delivery and by questionnaire data.


Aim: To investigate the relationships, if any, between elemental content of the placenta with age of mother, birthweight and the Apgar scores of a neonate.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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