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Pathophysiology of Gestation, Volume II: Fetal-Placental Disorders covers important areas of reproduction such as maternal-fetal interrelationship, biochemistry and physiology of the fetoplacental unit, and use of amniotic fluid constituents as diagnostic tools for fetal well-being. This book is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 deals with the disorders of placental transfer, clearly illustrating the physical and biochemical processes involved in placental exchanges between mother and fetus. The second chapter is devoted to disorders of placental endocrine functions. The various methods used for studying placental hormone production and the errors in analysis and interpretation of the results are also elaborated. The pathophysiology of amniotic fluid disorders is discussed in Chapter 3, while the genetic factors affecting growth and development from the gamete stage through fertilization and organ formation are described in Chapter 4. The last chapter considers the teratologic impact of the environmental factors on fetal growth and development. This volume is valuable to medical students and individuals concerned with the disorders of the maternal-fetal interrelationship.
List of Contributors
Contents of Other Volumes
1 Disorders of Placental Transfer
II. Physiological Transfer Mechanisms
III. Normal Transfer of Specific Substances
IV. Relation between Normal Placental Structure and Function
V. Alteration in Placental Transfer Mechanisms
VI. The Placenta and the Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant
VII. Diagnostic Tests of Altered Placental Transfer
VIII. Sequel of Altered Placental Function
IX. Possible Therapy for Altered Placental Transfer
2 Disorders of Placental Endocrine Functions
III. Altered Placental Estrogen Production
IV. Altered Placental Progesterone Production
V. Altered Placental Production of Polypeptide Hormones
VI. Endocrinology of Placental Lesions
3 Disorders of Amniotic Fluid
IV. The Dynamics of Amniotic Fluid Constituents
V. The Routes of Exchange of Amniotic Fluid Constituents
VI. The Regulation and Aberrations of Amniotic Fluid Volume
VII. Variations and Aberrations of Amniotic Fluid Constituents - Relation to Fetal Maturity
4 Genetic Disorders Affecting Growth and Development
II. Genetics of Gametes
III. Anomalies of FertiHzation
IV. Chromosomes in Man
V. Molecular and Biochemical Considerations
VI. Mendelian Factors—Chromosomal Inheritance
VII. Polygenic Inheritance
VIII. Extrachromosomal Inheritance
IX. Genetics of Sex Development
X. Genetic Factors in "Environmental" Teratology
XI. Prenatal Diagnosis
XII. Experimental Approaches in Mammals
XIII. Modification of Genetic Aspects of Development (Principles of Treatment)
XIV. Genetic Counseling
XV. Future Prospects
5 Environmental Effects on Development—Teratology
II. Scope of Teratology Today
III. The Degree of Teratogenic Risk for Man
IV. Causes of Developmental Defects in Man
V. Concluding Comment
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- © Academic Press 1972
- 1st January 1972
- Academic Press
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