Maternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology

Maternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology : A Clinical Perspective


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This title helps you to provide the best care possible with expert insight and clinically relevant coverage of the physiologic changes that occur throughout all major periods of the perinatal experience - prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal. "Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective, 4th Edition" gives you a solid foundation for assessment and therapeutic interventions, featuring an emphasis on the evolving interrelationships between mother, fetus, and neonate and adaptations of preterm and term infants to the extrauterine environment.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 223.52 x 276.86 x 33.02mm | 1,723.64g
  • Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • Saunders
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1437716237
  • 9781437716238
  • 77,148

Table of contents

UNIT I: REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES 1. Biologic Basis for Reproduction 2. Physiologic Basis for Reproduction 3. Prenatal Period and Placental Physiology 4. Parturition and Uterine Physiology 5. Postpartum Period and Lactation Physiology 6. Fetal Assessment 7. Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics during the Perinatal Period UNIT II: ADAPTATIONS IN MAJOR BODY SYSTEMS IN THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND NEONATE 8. Hematologic and Hemostatic Systems 9. Cardiovascular System 10. Respiratory System 11. Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Homeostasis 12. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems and Perinatal Nutrition 13. Immune System and Host Defense Mechanisms 14. Integumentary System 15. Neuromuscular and Sensory Systems UNIT III: ADAPTATIONS IN METABOLIC PROCESSES IN THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND NEONATE 16. Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein Metabolism 17. Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism 18. Bilirubin Metabolism 19. Pituitary, Adrenal, and Thyroid Function 20. Thermoregulation

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Customer reviews

This is the most comprehensive book I have seen. It has been absolutely invaluable when studying for my midwifery exams. Time and time again it came to the rescue with information I couldn't find any where else. It is very technical but well written and laid out. It is not a midwifery text or how to book, but if you really want to understand the biological process and physiology involved it has no peer. It leaves my 'required' textbooks in the dust. I love it!show more
by Johanne Howatson