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Fetal Growth pp 235-244 | Cite as

Utero-placental blood flow and fetal growth

  • J. F. ClappIII

Abstract

This chapter will address the interaction between utero-placental blood flow and fetal growth from three perspectives. Experimental data dealing with the impact of both acute and chronic reductions in utero-placental blood flow on parameters of feto-placental growth will be reviewed. These data will then be used to support the premise that growth in utero is flow limited. Finally, a potential mechanism which may regulate the interaction between utero-placental blood flow and feto-placental growth will be discussed.

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Fetal Growth Fetal Weight Placental Weight Fetal Sheep Uterine Blood Flow 
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