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Hormones and the Fetus

Production, Concentration & Metabolism During Pregnancy

Written by the world's two leading researchers in steroid biochemistry this volume describes the ways in which hormonal concentration is regulated during pregnancy. It is a comprehensive account of how biosynthesis, metabolism and inter-compartmental transport are related to the concentration of each hormone found in placental, fetal and maternal compartments. There is also an introductory chapter on hormonal mechanism of action.

For developmental biologists, endocrinologists, gynaecologists, biochemists and students in physiology of reproduction.


Published: January 1986

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-019708-1


  • Hormonal mechanism in reproduction. Biosynthesis and metabolism of different hormones in the fetal and placental compartments. Hormone production and concentrations during pregnancy in humans and in other mammalian species. Transfer of hormones between the fetal, placental and maternal compartments. Hormonal changes preceding paturition. Appendix I: The nomenclature, structure and physical properties of main pregnancy hormones. Appendix II: Trivial names and nomenclature of steroids used in this book. Index.


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