The Fetus and Neonate

The Fetus and Neonate

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: N. S. Assali
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282329

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Biology of Gestation Volume II provides an account of the various mechanisms that take place during the adjustment of the fetus to intrauterine life and the changes that happen at birth. The book covers topics such as the growth and composition of the newborn and the fetus, fetal and neonatal circulation, and maternal and fetal blood constituents. Also covered are topics such as the lung and kidneys, and the development of the nervous system and immunologic function of neonates and the fetus. The text is recommended for biologists and doctors, especially gynecologists and pediatricians, who would like to know more about the anatomy and biological processes of fetuses and neonates.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    1. Growth and Composition of the Fetus and Newborn

    I. Growth of the Whole Body

    II. Deposition of Fat and Carbohydrate

    III. Volume and Distribution of the Body Fluids

    IV. Nitrogen and Minerals in the Developing Fetus

    V. Total Amounts of Water, Fat, Nitrogen, and Minerals in the Body of the Fetus

    VI. Composition of the Serum and Extracellular Fluids

    VII. Chemical Composition of Fetal Organs and Tissues

    VIII. Conclusion


    2. Fetal and Neonatal Circulation

    I. Introduction

    II. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

    III. Physiology of the Fetal Circulation

    IV. Physiology of the Neonatal Circulation

    V. Teleological Afterthoughts


    VI. Mathematical Approach to the Study of Fetal Circulatory Dynamics


    3. Maternal and Fetal Blood Constituents

    I. Introduction

    II. Blood Composition

    III. Blood Oxygen Concentrations

    IV. The Characteristics of Fetal Hemoglobin

    V. Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Characteristics of Maternal and Fetal Blood

    VI. Effects of Ionic Environment on Hemoglobin Oxygen Affinity

    VII. The Dynamics of Oxygenation

    VIII. Carbon Dioxide

    IX. Blood pH

    X. Maternal Physiology during Labor as Reflected by Blood Composition


    4. The Fetal and Neonatal Lung

    I. General Introduction

    II. General Developmental Aspects

    III. Development of the Mammalian Respiratory System

    IV. Histology and Histochemistry of the Fetal and Neonatal Lung

    V. Conclusions


    5. Fetal and Neonatal Kidney

    I. Anatomical Aspects of Renal Development

    II. Ultrastructural Aspects of Renal Development

    III. Renal Function


    6. Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System

    I. Introduction

    II. Morphological Development

    III. Biochemical Development

    IV. Functional Development

    V. Environmental Regulation of CNS Development


    7. Development of Fetal and Neonatal Immunological Function

    I. Introduction

    II. Phylogeny of Lymphoreticular System

    III. Development of Cells and Organs in Mammalian Lymphoreticular System

    IV. Prenatal Functional Development of Lymphoreticular System

    V. Natal and Early Postnatal Changes in the Lymphoreticular System

    VI. Correlation of Development Physiology with Certain Clinical Problems


    8. Bilirubin Metabolism in the Developing Liver

    I. Introduction

    II. Bilirubin Metabolism in the Fetus

    III. Conclusion


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282329

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