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Serum antioxidant activity in neonates.
  1. J L Sullivan,
  2. R B Newton
  1. Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina.


    Antioxidant activity was measured in cord sera from 25 infants whose birth weights ranged from 830 to 3700 g. Antioxidant activity showed a significant positive association with birth weight. Deficiency in serum antioxidant activity may be important in the pathogenesis of certain neonatal disorders such as retinopathy of prematurity.

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