The Endocrine Control of the Fetus

Physiologic and Pathophysiologic Aspects

  • Wolfgang Künzel
  • Arne Jensen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Growth Hormone and Fetal Growth: Historical Perspective

    1. G. D. Thorburn, C. A. Browne, A. W. Hey, S. Mesiano, I. R. Young
      Pages 1-18
  3. Endocrine Control of Circulation I — Humoral Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. A. M. Rudolph
      Pages 21-30
    3. T. Kitanaka, R. D. Gilbert, L. D. Longo
      Pages 38-63
    4. O. Schwab, E. Kastendieck, R. Paulick, H. Wernze
      Pages 80-87
    5. W. Moll
      Pages 88-97
  4. Endocrine Control of Circulation II — Neuronal Mechanisms

  5. Endocrine Control of the Fetus — Basic Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. F. Ellendorff, C. H. Tyndale-Biscoe, R. Mark
      Pages 193-200

About these proceedings


Endocrinologic investigations during pregnancy have focused in the last decades on placental hormones, the maternal endocrine system and maternal fetal interactions. Less is known about the fetus itself and the interaction of fetal hormonal response and physiological parameters. In this book physiologists, pediatricians and obstetricians active in experimental studies in both physiology and endocrinology combine both aspects of investigations. Historical remarks on the endocrine development of the fetus are followed by observations of the hormonal control of the cardiovascular system. Basic mechanisms of fetal endocrine control such as brain development, fetal growth, fetal behaviour, and thermoregulation are given particular consideration. Finally, carbohydrate metabolism and the mechanism of parturition are outlined.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Künzel
    • 1
  • Arne Jensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitäts-FrauenklinikGießenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72977-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72975-1
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