The Placenta: From Development to Disease, From Development to Disease

The Placenta: From Development to Disease, From Development to Disease

Editor(s): Helen H. Kay, D. Michael Nelson, Yuping Wang

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

Print ISBN: 9781444333664

Online ISBN: 9781444393927

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393927

About this Book

The Placenta: From Development to Disease examines research into placental function and its clinical implications to provide a springboard for improving clinical practice and enhancing medical research. Influential information is extracted from the compelling narrative by the use of 'take home' features including:

  • Clinical Pearls - point to important issues in clinical practice
  • Research Spotlights - highlight key insights into placental understanding
  • Teaching Points - explain basic concepts for novice readers

The Placenta: From Development to Disease is ideal for both experienced clinicians and researchers and those new to the field. Anyone who needs to understand the central importance of the placenta in the well being of their maternal and fetal patients should read this book.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Fetal Origins of Adult Disease/Programming

  2. Part II: Placental Development, Physiology, and Immunology

  3. Part III: Examination of the Placenta, Membranes, and Cord

  4. Part IV: Research Techniques to Study the Placenta

    1. Chapter 25

      Microscopy and the Placenta (pages 189–196)

      William E. Ackerman, Toshihiro Takizawa and John M. Robinson

  5. Part V: Medical Diseases and Complications

  6. Part VI: Future Clinical Applications

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