Lecithin-Sphingomyelin Ratio

Lecithin-Sphingomyelin Ratio

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The lecithin-sphingomyelin ratio is a test of fetal amniotic fluid to assess for fetal lung immaturity. Lungs require surfactant, a soap-like substance, to lower the surface pressure of the alveoli in the lungs. This is especially important for premature babies trying to expand their lungs after birth. Surfactant is a mixture of lipids, proteins, and glycoproteins, lecithin and sphingomyelin being two of them. Lecithin makes the surfactant mixture more effective.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135914294
  • 9786135914290