Development of temperature regulation in the fetal sheep.

  title={Development of temperature regulation in the fetal sheep.},
  author={Tania R. Gunn and Peter Gluckman},
  journal={Journal of developmental physiology},
  volume={5 3},
To investigate the development of fetal thermoregulatory mechanisms the temperature of the ovine fetus in utero was altered by circulating water through a coil placed around the fetus. In 18 fetuses (76-142 days), temperature recordings were made from thermister probes placed in the fetal cranium below the frontal lobes, the fetal rectum, the amniotic cavity and the maternal vena cava. Severe hypothermia was observed during fetal surgery; the maximum decrement in fetal brain temperature ranged… CONTINUE READING
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