Fetal adaptive responses to asphyxia.

  title={Fetal adaptive responses to asphyxia.},
  author={Bryan S. Richardson},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  volume={16 3},
The fetal environment is thus well suited for normal growth and development with oxygen availability exceeding oxidative needs. With impairments in blood gas exchange this excess oxygen acts as a "margin of safety," providing for the maintenance of oxidative metabolism through increases in fractional O2 extraction, although with resultant fetal hypoxemia… CONTINUE READING