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Physiological changes of normal pregnancy

David J. Williams

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1401

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Physiological changes of normal pregnancy

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Almost every maternal organ system makes a physiological adaptation to pregnancy that is required for optimal pregnancy outcome. An understanding of these adaptations brings insight into the aetiology and management of gestational syndromes, and also helps the clinician to advise women with pre-existing chronic illness about the risks and consequences of a pregnancy....

Chapter.  2722 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Obstetrics

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