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Placental Toxicology

1st Edition

By B. V. Rama Sastry

CRC Press

304 pages

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Hardback: 9780849378126
pub: 1995-02-24
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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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / General
    MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
    MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology
    MEDICAL / Toxicology