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Obstet Gynecol. 1976 Aug;48(2):208-10.

Adrenal cortical response to circumcision in the neonate.


A study was designed to document the responsiveness of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis to the stress of circumcision during the first 6 hours of life. There was a rise in both serum cortisol and cortisone levels in all infants studied. The rise in cortisol was greater than the rise in cortisone in all infants.

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