Placental Toxicology

1st Edition

B. V. Rama Sastry

CRC Press
Published February 24, 1995
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780849378126 - CAT# 7812

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Placental Toxicology examines placental transfer and toxicology of drugs and environmental agents to placenta, as well as to fetus. For the first time in a single volume, placental and fetal consequences of exposure of pregnant women to drugs, environmental chemicals, and infections, such as HIV, are discussed. Topics include:
  • The art of in vitro perfusion of human placenta
  • Abuse of alcohol, nicotine, morphine, and cocaine during pregnancy, their placental transfer and fetal growth retardation
  • Placental transfer and fetal toxicities of environmental insecticides
  • Placental hormones and fetal well-being
  • Placental transfer of HIV and treatment of pregnant women with anti-HIV drugs
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