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
    3. P. D. Gluckman, N. Bassett, K. T. Ball
      Pages 201-209
  6. Endocrine Control of the Fetal Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. V. R. Sara, C. Carlsson-Skwirut
      Pages 223-235
    3. G. C. Liggins, J.-C. Schellenberg
      Pages 236-245
  7. Endocrine Aspects of Fetal Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. J. W. Wladimiroff, J. van Eyck, J. A. G. W. van der Wijngaard, M. J. Noordam, K. L. Cheung, H. F. R. Prechtl
      Pages 257-264
    3. P. D. Gluckman, C. J. Cook, C. E. Williams, A. J. Gunn, B. M. Johnston
      Pages 265-272
  8. Endocrine Control of Thermoregulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. P. D. Gluckman, T. R. Gunn, B. M. Johnston, G. C. Power, K. T. Ball
      Pages 300-305
    3. B. Cannon, E. Connolly, M.-J. Obregon, J. Nedergaard
      Pages 306-320
  9. Endocrine Control of the Fetal Carbohydrate Metabolism

  10. Mechanisms of Parturition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. G. C. Liggins, T. Wilson
      Pages 363-373
    3. J. R. G. Challis, A. N. Brooks, L. J. Fraher, L. J. Norman, A. D. Bocking, S. A. Jones et al.
      Pages 374-382
    4. G. D. Thorburn, H. C. Parkington, G. Rice, G. Jenkin, R. Harding, J. Sigger et al.
      Pages 391-400
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 413-430

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

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  • 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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