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Table 3 Characteristics of enrolled male fetal placentas

From: Dexamethasone induces an imbalanced fetal-placental-maternal bile acid circulation: involvement of placental transporters

Group Control n = 5 Dex n = 5 P value
Maternal age (years old) 33 ± 5 31 ± 4 NS
Gestational age (week) 35.7 ± 0.4 35.2 ± 0.4 NS
Birth weight (g) 2618 ± 277 2514 ± 284 NS
Fetal serum TBA (μmol L−1) 4.3 ± 1.7 12.5 ± 3.5 0.012
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. NS no significance, Dex dexamethasone, TBA total bile acid
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