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The Amniotic Fluid Compartment : The Fetal Habitat : Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology - Walter Schmidt

The Amniotic Fluid Compartment : The Fetal Habitat

Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

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The interaction between the amnion and the chorion towards the end of pregnancy, and their relation to the foetal compartment, are studied in this book. Recent findings using new morphological methods of investigation are brought together with previous findings from the fields of obstetrics and biochemistry to give a complete picture of the subject. Attention is turned mainly to the analysis of the cell and tissue structure which builds the boundary to the amniotic fluid. Light and electron microscopes are used to identify various cell functions. One particular area of interest is the microtexture of those structures responsible for the transport of substances and other mechanical processes. This overview of the latest information available from various fields aims to shed a different light on obstetric phenomena.

Introductionp. 1
Definition of Termsp. 2
Evolutionary Biological Prerequisitesp. 3
Development of the Amniotic Fluid Compartment in Humansp. 4
Histogenesis of Human Embryonic Membranesp. 6
Limitation of the Amniotic Fluid Compartment at Full Termp. 11
Permeability of the Fetal Membranesp. 51
Mechanical Properties of the Fetal Membranesp. 54
Amniotic Fluidp. 59
Exchange of Amniotic Fluid and Interaction Between Fetus and Amniotic Fluidp. 68
Regulatory Mechanismp. 83
Summaryp. 84
Referencesp. 86
Subject Indexp. 99
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ISBN: 9783540551621
ISBN-10: 354055162X
Series: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 100
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.27