Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

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Encyclopaedic reference which discusses normal and abnormal physiology of the foetus and neonate. It addresses the clinical significance of abnormal physiology and the pathophysiology of selected neonatal diseases. Chapter highlights include neurology, immunology, genetic regulation of drug metabolism, and autonomic and central neuroregulation of foetal cardiovascular function. Figures and tables provide examples of concepts.
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  • Hardback | 2625 pages
  • 225.04 x 286.26 x 54.61mm | 3,107.09g
  • Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1200 illustrations, figures, tables
  • 0721660169
  • 9780721660165

Table of contents

Genetics; embryology; the placenta; developmental pharmacology and pharmacokinetics; intrauterine growth; postnatal growth and nutrition; lipid metabolism in the foetus and newborn; carbohydrate metabolism; protein metabolism; thermo regulation; skin; foetal and neonatal cardiovascular physiology; the lung; pulmonary surfactant; physiology of the gastrointestinal tract in the foetus and the neonate; liver and bilirubin metabolism; perinatal iron; trace minerals and vitamin metabolism; haematopoiesis and granulopeoisis; haemostasis; developmental immunobiology; neurology; special sensory systems in the foetus and neonate; orthopaedics; calcium, phosphorous and magnesium metabolism; orthopaedics; the pituitary gland; the foetal adrenal and the foetal and neonatal thyroid systems; the ovary and the testis.
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