Mathematical Simulation of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport in Fetal Brain

  • James M. Cameron
  • Daniel D. Reneau
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


Dynamic behavior of the fetal system during times of stress is a topic of considerable interest. An understanding of the physiological consequences of abnormal labor, cord occlusion, and maternal death to the fetal system is critical. Also of interest is the response of the fetal control systems during these stressful situations. Quantitative analysis of fetal respiratory function and cardiovascular dynamics using mathematical modeling can contribute to the understanding of these processes. The purpose of this paper is to present a study of carbon dioxide and oxygen concentration in fetal brain tissue during times of stress using a mathematical model.


Maternal Death Fetal Heart Rate Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure Pressure Control System Fetal Brain Tissue 
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  1. Cameron, J.M. and D.D. Reneau, “Fetal Dynamics: A Quantitative Approach,” IN Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn: Oxygen Delivery, Garland Publishing Inc., New York, 1977 (in press).Google Scholar
  2. This research was supported in part by grant #HEW-NIH-NS-08802.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Cameron
    • 1
  • Daniel D. Reneau
    • 2
  1. 1.TTU School of MedicineLubbockUSA
  2. 2.Louisiana Tech UniversityRustonUSA

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