Adaptation for life : a review of neonatal physiology

  title={Adaptation for life : a review of neonatal physiology},
  author={Alok Sharma and Simon Ford and Jennifer A Calvert},
Total lung capacity (ml/kg) 55e70 55e70 80e85 Abstract The neonatal period (first 28 days of life or 44 weeks postconceptual age) contains themost dramatic and rapid physiological changes seen in humans. They vary from the immediate changes seen in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems to the slower progression seen in the hepatic, haematological and renal systems. These adaptations support life during the development from intrauterine physiology to adult physiology. This article describes… CONTINUE READING