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1st Edition

Placental Toxicology

Edited By

B. V. Rama Sastry

ISBN 9780849378126
Published February 24, 1995 by CRC Press
304 Pages

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Book Description

Placental Toxicology examines placental transfer and toxicology of drugs and environmental agents to placenta, as well as to fetus. For the first time in a single volume, placental and fetal consequences of exposure of pregnant women to drugs, environmental chemicals, and infections, such as HIV, are discussed. Topics include:

  • The art of in vitro perfusion of human placenta
  • Abuse of alcohol, nicotine, morphine, and cocaine during pregnancy, their placental transfer and fetal growth retardation
  • Placental transfer and fetal toxicities of environmental insecticides
  • Placental hormones and fetal well-being
  • Placental transfer of HIV and treatment of pregnant women with anti-HIV drugs
  • Table of Contents

    Techniques: In Vitro Perfusion of Human Placenta, H. Schneider
    Alcohol, Placental Function, and Fetal Growth, G.I. Henderson and S. Schenker
    Smoking, Placental Function, and Fetal Growth, B.V. Rama Sastry and V.E. Janson
    Opioid Addiction, Placental Function, and Fetal Growth, B.V. Rama Sastry
    Opioid Receptors in Placenta and Their Functional Role, M.S. Ahmed and B. Cemerikic
    Cocaine Addiction, Placental Function, and Fetal Growth, B.V. Rama Sastry
    Placental Biogenic Amines and Their Transporters, V. Ganapathy and F.H. Leibach
    Renin-Angiotensin System in Placenta, A.M. Poisner and G.J. Downing
    Placental Enzymes: Cytochrome P450s and Their Significance, M.R. Juchau
    Placental Metabolism of Xenobiotics, R.D. Harbison, C.J. Borgert, and C.M. Teaf
    HIV and the Placenta: Mechanisms of Transfer, Drug Therapy, and Drug Toxicity, R.J.Y. Ho, C.M. Pereira, and J.D. Unadkat
    Environmental Agents and Placental Toxicity: Anticholinesterases and Other Insecticides, R.C. Gupta

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