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The physiology of the human placenta

Author: Kenneth R Page
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A text on the human placenta for undergraduate students of physiology and medicine.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Page
ISBN: 9781857280654 1857280652 9781857280661 1857280660
OCLC Number: 29150145
Description: ix, 164 pages : illustrations
Contents: Placental growth: early development --
Maternal factors --
Implantation --
Fetal factors --
Development of the chorionic villi in the human placenta --
Placental development: comparative aspects --
Definitive human placenta --
Overall structure --
Structure of the chorionic villi --
Blood supply --
Placental transport function --
Experimental methods --
Analysis of placental transport mechanisms --
Placental transport mechanisms --
Transport and metabolism of respiratory gases --
Oxygen transport --
Transport of carbon dioxide --
Transport and metabolism of carbohydrates --
Nature of the glucose carrier in the placental trophoblast --
Glucose transport in relation to placental morphology --
Placental metabolism of glucose --
Factors regulating glucose transport and metabolism --
Transport and metabolism of lipids --
Placental uptake of lipids --
Placental lipid metabolism --
Release of lipids into the fetal bloodstream --
Transport and metabolism of amino acids --
Membrane transport systems for amino acids --
Mechanisms of transplacental transport --
Placental metabolism of amino acids. (cont) Rate of placental transport of amino acids --
Transport of water and low molecular weight solutes --
Water transport --
Permeation by non-electrolytes --
Permeation by electrolytes --
Transport and metabolism of trace elements, drugs, vitamins and proteins --
Transport of trace elements --
Transport of vitamins --
Transfer of drugs --
Transfer of toxic heavy metals --
Transfer of proteins --
Placental endocrine function --
Steroid hormones of pregnancy --
Protein hormones of pregnancy --
Pregnancy-associated proteins --
Placental growth factors --
Other endocrine systems --
Abbreviations and symbols used in the text.
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Page.

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