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Phosphatidylglycerol and Phosphatidylinositol Content

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Description:

In addition to lecithin, the other phospholipids in the amniotic fluid increase as the fetus reaches term. The presence of phosphatidylglycerol (PG) and phosphatidylinositol are associated with fetal lung maturity as they help maintain alveolar stability. Phosphatidylglycerol appears around 36 weeks of gestation.

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