The Pharmacology of the Fetus and Placenta
It is convenient and necessary to consider the fetus and placenta together. The one exists for the other, each has the same origin, and to some extent shares the same pharmacological properties. This section will recall some general structural and functional properties of the feto-placental unit; then for each separately, the likely modes of drug-absorption, metabolism and disposition will be considered. The chapter will conclude with a comment on human teratology.
KeywordsFetal Tissue Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Circulation Fetal Kidney Placental Lactogen
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