Intrauterine Amino Acid Feeding of the Fetus

  • Luz Heller
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 46)


Treatment of placental insufficiency has been directed at improving the functional capacity of the placenta by means of hormonal substitution or by improving placental circulation. In many instances, however, the results have been unsatisfactory. We have therefore, considered the possibility of providing the fetus with nutrients independent of placental function.


Amniotic Fluid Amino Acid Concentration Amino Nitrogen Plasma Amino Acid Amino Acid Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luz Heller
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Frankfurt/MainWest Germany

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