Fetal growth

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Abstract

Fetal growth requires the correct balance of nutrients, oxygen, and growth factors operating under the direction of a genetic plan modified by maternal factors. The classic hormones of postnatal growth play differing roles with alternative controls compared to those after birth. The study of conditions of abnormal fetal growth illuminates the mechanism of normal fetal growth. It is now apparent that abnormal birth weight leads to long-term consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-938
Number of pages22
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume25
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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