Effect of intrauterine nutritional deprivation on neuromotor behaviour of the newborn.

@article{Bhatia1979EffectOI,
  title={Effect of intrauterine nutritional deprivation on neuromotor behaviour of the newborn.},
  author={Vipin Bhatia and G P Katiyar and Kailash Nath Agarwal},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1979},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={561-6}
}
The neurological maturation in 25 newborn babies born to severely undernourished mothers was studied by evaluating muscle tone and excitability status. These mothers had weight below the 25th percentile expected for height, haemoglobin less than 80.0 g/l and serum albumin less than 25.0 g/l. Twenty-three babies born to healthy mothers were studied as control. The babies of undernourished mothers demonstrated gross intrauterine growth retardation. There occurred parallel reduction in placental… CONTINUE READING
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