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Table II

Stage of Pregnancy and Total Myocyte Capacitance

Days pregnantCell capacitanceNumber of samples
  pF   
0*   25.0 ± 1.6  39 
  27.7 ± 2.1  14 
  29.1 ± 2.2  20 
  33.1 ± 2.7  18 
14   80.9 ± 7.9  17 
17   92.3 ± 8.4  22 
18  103.5 ± 8.8  50 
19  101.7 ± 4.8  48 
20  104.8 ± 8.7  14 
21  120.6 ± 8.6  16 
postpartum  134.1 ± 8.5  12 
Days pregnantCell capacitanceNumber of samples
  pF   
0*   25.0 ± 1.6  39 
  27.7 ± 2.1  14 
  29.1 ± 2.2  20 
  33.1 ± 2.7  18 
14   80.9 ± 7.9  17 
17   92.3 ± 8.4  22 
18  103.5 ± 8.8  50 
19  101.7 ± 4.8  48 
20  104.8 ± 8.7  14 
21  120.6 ± 8.6  16 
postpartum  134.1 ± 8.5  12 

All values are means ± SEM.  

*

Nonpregnant.  

14–18 h postpartum. Because of wide variability, differences within the span of a few days in each stage of pregnancy are insignificant (P > 0.05), but differences between stages (day 5 vs. day 14; day 14 vs. day 20) are significant (P < 0.05).  

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