Serum Copper level in Term women

  • Masuda Sultana Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Dhaka Community Medical College, Moghbazar, Dhaka
  • Nasim Jahan Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Nayma Sultana Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Liakat Ali Associate Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, Dhaka Community Medical College, Moghbazar, Dhaka
  • Dipok Kumar Sunyal Associate Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, Enam Medical College, Savar, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Abdullah Al Masud Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Enam Medical College, Savar, Dhaka
Keywords: Serum Copper

Abstract

Pregnancy is associated with an extraordinary metabolic demand both for the mother and developing fetus. Cu is essential for growth and development of normal human body. To measure serum Cu level in full term mother and non pregnant women. A total number of 55 subjects were included in this study; among them 27 were full term delivery mothers (group B) with age range from 20-40 years, taken as study group and 28 non pregnant women (group A) with age range from 20-30 years were taken as a control group. Statistical analysis was done by using appropriate method as applicable. Mean serum Cu level were significantly higher (p<0.001) in full term pregnant mother in comparison to that of non pregnant women. The present study revealed a higher level of Cu in full term mother than non pregnant women. The increased serum Cu level in full term mother than non pregnant women suggested that compensatory mechanism to counteract anemia this is accompained by increased synthesis of ceruloplasmin.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jdnmch.v17i2.12202

J. Dhaka National Med. Coll. Hos. 2011; 17 (02): 18-20

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2012-10-16
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Sultana, M., Jahan, N., Sultana, N., Ali, M., Sunyal, D., & Al Masud, M. (2012). Serum Copper level in Term women. Journal of Dhaka National Medical College & Hospital, 17(2), 18-20. https://doi.org/10.3329/jdnmch.v17i2.12202
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