Blood Volume

  • Thomas R. C. Sisson


The development of the fetal circulation is an orderly process, predesigned as is the development of other systems toward a moment when the human organism must survive independently. It is subject, of course, not only to genetic direction, but also to environmental effects of pervasive influence: maternal nutrition and health, deleterious chemicals and drugs, radiation, viral invasion of placental and fetal structures, age and parity of the mother, social and economic status, and so on. Of more immediate concern at birth, it is affected by the character and management of delivery.


Blood Volume Plasma Volume Newborn Infant Total Blood Volume Placental Blood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas R. C. Sisson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Perinatology)Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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