Table of Contents

List of abbreviations

1. Introduction to Physiology

2. The Reproductive and Urinary Systems

3. Endocrinology

4. Reproductive Cycles

5. Sexual Differentiation and Behaviour

6. Fertilisation

7. Overview of Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders

8. The Placenta

9. Embryo Development and Fetal Growth

10. Overview of Immunology

11. Physiological Adaptation to Pregnancy

12. Maternal Nutrition and Health

13. Physiology of Parturition

14. The Puerperium

15. The Transition to Neonatal Life

16. Lactation and Infant Nutrition

Glossary

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702045936
Electronic ISBN:
9780702063855
Print ISBN:
9780702051845

About the authors

Jane Coad

Jane Coad BSc PhD PGCEA Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand

Melvyn Dunstall

Melvyn Dunstall BSc Msc PGCEA RM RGN Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Midwifery Visitor for NMC