ISBN-10:
0721680127
ISBN-13:
9780721680125
Pub. Date:
09/16/2002
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective / Edition 2

Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective / Edition 2

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Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective / Edition 2

This practical resource provides a solid foundation for assessment and therapeutic interventions applicable to advanced practice. A superb synthesis of research from physiology and the clinical sciences, this book focuses on normal physiologic changes during pregnancy, anatomic and functional development of the fetus, and developmental physiology of preterm and term neonates. Comprehensive, detailed, well illustrated, and exhaustively referenced, the second edition examines physiologic foundations for the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. It also provides an in-depth study of physiologic adaptations and developmental physiology for major body systems or metabolic processes.

• Detailed coverage is provided on the physiologic changes that occur throughout all major periods of the perinatal experience with an emphasis on the mother, fetus, and neonate and the relationships between them.
• Clinical applications relevant to patient care are linked to their underlying scientific rationales.
• Comprehensive tables, diagrams, and illustrations highlight important concepts and summarize complex information.
• All major body systems and processes are reviewed.

• A new chapter on Physiologic Basis for Reproduction focuses on key areas such as endocrinology, processes, and clinical implications for both the female and the male.
• The new Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics during the Perinatal Period chapter examines the maternal, fetal and neonatal pharmacokinetics and important concerns such as the transfer of pharmacologic agents into breast milk and perinatal substance abuse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721680125
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 09/16/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 8.34(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.37(d)

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. Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics During the Perinatal Period
UNIT II: ADAPTATIONS IN MAJOR BODY SYSTEMS IN THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND NEONATE
7. Hematologic and Hemostatic Systems
8. Cardiovascular System
9. Respiratory System
10. Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Homeostasis
11. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems and Perinatal Nutrition
12. Immune System and Host Defense Mechanisms
13. Integumentary System
14. Neuromuscular and Sensory Systems
UNIT III: ADAPTATIONS IN METABOLIC PROCESSES IN THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND NEONATE
15. Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein Metabolism
16. Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism
17. Bilirubin Metabolism
18. Pituitary, Adrenal, and Thyroid Function
19. Thermoregulation

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