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Fetal Physiology and Medicine: The Basis of Perinatology, Second, Revised Edition documents many of the major advances in fetal medicine, including developmental physiology, pathology, and therapy. This book covers the most important areas of maternofetal medicine and presents different views of the critical problems of development. The various components of fetal metabolism are highlighted to demonstrate how animal experimentation has given a clear view of the interrelationship of the mother, placenta, and fetus. This text is comprised of 24 chapters; the first of which describes the use of ultrasound in antenatal diagnosis of congenital structural anomalies. This topic is followed by a discussion on sexual differentiation, acquired immunity, and endocrine changes, as well as the physiology of breathing, the control of the fetal cardiovascular system, lung maturation, fetal infections, and the effects of hypoxia on the fetal brain. This book also provides comprehensive reviews of fetal regulatory mechanisms, such as the reninangiotensin system, water metabolism, and fetal and placental hormone production. Other chapters focus on clinical applications, such as antenatal fetal heart rate monitoring, the technical aspects of fetal and uterine pressure measurements, fetal acid-base balance, and the prevention of preterm delivery. A section that explores the transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life concludes this book. This source is of great potential value to all students and practitioners of reproductive medicine.
1 Antenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Structural Anomalies with Ultrasound
2 Sexual Differentiation
3 Ontogeny of Acquired Immunity and Maternofetal Immunological Interactions
4 Endocrine Pancreas of the Pregnant Mother, Fetus, and Newborn
5 Fetal Fat and Glucose Metabolism
6 Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism
7 Diabetes Mellitus and the Fetus
8 Fetal Breathing
9 Physiological Control of the Fetal Cardiovascular System
10 Fetal Lung Maturation and the Respiratory Distress Syndrome
11 Maternal and Fetal Infection
12 Factors Influencing Perinatal Wastage
13 Effect of Hypoxia on Fetal Brain
14 Renin-Angiotensin System in Early Life
15 Mineral and Water Exchange between Mother and Fetus
16 Regulation of Fetal Growth
17 Fetal, Placental, and Maternal Hormones
18 Energy and Substrate Requirements for Fetal and Placental Growth and Metabolism
19 Regulation of Myometrial Function throughout Gestation and Labor: Effect on Fetal Development
20 Antepartum Monitoring of Fetal Heart Rate
21 Technical Aspects of Fetal and Intrauterine Pressure Monitoring
22 Maternal and Fetal Acid—Base Balance and Blood Gas Measurement
23 Prevention of Preterm Delivery
24 Adaptation of the Newborn to Extrauterine Life
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1984
- 1st January 1984
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