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  • n. Plural form of preterm.


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  • Then police made another gruesome discovery, the remains of three more babies, all preterms.

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  • The presence of fragmented tight junctions in the gut of preterms (125d GA) is inherent to immaturity and correlates with diminished gut barrier function in preterm infants, as assessed by sugar absorption tests

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  • In addition to the fragmented tight junctional distribution as seen in preterms or following endotoxin treatment, the absence of gamma delta T-cells in the mucosa at 125d GA suggests a reduced capacity to preserve the already compromised epithelium.

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  • Also intraamniotic exposure to endotoxin for 14d in preterms resulted in a downregulation of the TLR4 and MD-2 mRNA levels (

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