Summary of plasmic levels during pregnancy article

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A recent study involving of 50 pregnant women and 50 non- pregnant women was conducted in India, analyzing the plasma levels of neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine during pregnancy. Six individual tests were conducted to measure the functional memory state, with the Weschler memory scale. Results proved that there was a significant hindrance in memory during the trimesters of pregnancy for the pregnant women in comparison to non-pregnant subjects, but clearly the impairment was at its maximum during the second trimester. Aside from this, a correlation between the plasma levels of neurotransmitters was apparent as the memory hindrances altered. Of all the neurotransmitters, the inclining plasma levels of norepinephrine were most apparent, for the plasma levels of epinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine declined during pregnancy. However, some the results prove that the alterations in the plasma levels was not entirely due to the incline in the plasma volume during
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 2c03 taught by Professor Dej during the Spring '11 term at McMaster University.

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