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Adaptation of the Kidney to Extrauterine Life

  • J.-P. Guignard
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Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 6)

Abstract

The fetal kidney does not carry excretory responsibilities. Urine formation is however present from the 9–12th week of gestation, and increases progressively throughout gestation to reach 28 ml/h shortly before birth (Fig.1) Fetal urine is the major constituent of amniotic fluid.

Keywords

Glomerular Filtration Rate Premature Infant Newborn Infant Premature Neonate Effective Renal Plasma Flow 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Boston 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-P. Guignard
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  1. 1.Service de PédiatrieCHUVLausanneSwitzerland

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