Fetal-Placental Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120655021, 9781483262697

Fetal-Placental Disorders

1st Edition

Editors: Nicholas S. Assali
eBook ISBN: 9781483262697
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 374
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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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Contents of Other Volumes 1 Disorders of Placental Transfer I. Introduction 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 X. Summary References 2 Disorders of Placental Endocrine Functions I. Introduction II. Methodology III. Altered Placental Estrogen Production IV. Altered Placental Progesterone Production V. Altered Placental Production of Polypeptide Hormones VI. Endocrinology of Placental Lesions References 3 Disorders of Amniotic Fluid I. Introduction II. Volume III. Composition 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 Conclusion References 4 Genetic Disorders Affecting Growth and Development I. Introduction 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 References 5 Env


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