Hormonal Influences in Cardiovascular Development

  • Abraham M. Rudolph
Conference paper

Abstract

Hormones are important in the maturation of various enzyme systems involved in postnatal changes in carbohydrate and fat metabolism after birth. It has also been shown that cortisol and thyroid hormones influence production and release of pulmonary surface-active material. However, the role of hormones in the maturation of the circulation during the perinatal period has not been appreciated. Recently, two important areas in which hormones affect cardiovascular development have been defined.

Keywords

Catheter Carbohydrate Cortisol Prostaglandin Glucocorticoid 

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