The fetal response to changes in the composition of maternal inspired air in human pregnancy.


The effect of hypoxia upon the fetus is dependent upon not only the degree of hypoxia induced but probably also upon gestational age and the initial level of fetal oxygenation. Mild hypoxia (12% or over) causes fetal tachycardia, while a more severe insult may cause bradycardia. The effect of hypoxia upon FBM in human pregnancy is uncertain, but depending… (More)


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