Neurodevelopmental changes of fetal pain.

@article{Lowery2007NeurodevelopmentalCO,
  title={Neurodevelopmental changes of fetal pain.},
  author={Curtis L Lowery and Mary Pat Hardman and Nirvana A. Manning and Richard W. Hall and Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand and Barbara Clancy},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          275-82
        }
}
Pain in the developing fetus is controversial because of the difficulty in measuring and interpreting pain during gestation. It has received increased attention lately because of recently introduced legislation that would require consideration of fetal pain during intentional termination of pregnancy. During development, sensory fibers are abundant by 20 weeks; a functional spinal reflex is present by 19 weeks; connections to the thalamus are present by 20 weeks; and connections to subplate… Expand
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