Reversible Movement of Fluid Across the Fœtal Lung

  title={Reversible Movement of Fluid Across the Fœtal Lung},
  author={Stephen R Mc Reynolds},
IN 1953, attention was directed to the nasopharyngeal and buccal cavities as a source of amniotic fluid in fœtal lambs in the last trimester of gestation1. Since that time, interest in the subject has continued. Dawes2, Jost3, and Adams et al.4 have all directed attention to the fact that fluid is derived from the fœtal lung and moves up the trachea through the upper respiratory tract and thence, with mucus added, into the amniotic fluid. The view of Paul et al.5 is that, “diffusion is the… CONTINUE READING

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