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Maternal pharmacology

Dermot Nicolson and Rachel Collis

in Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572144
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0003

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Maternal pharmacology

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• Pregnancy results in changes in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs • The fetus may be affected by drugs administered to the mother • Drugs may pass from the mother to baby through breast milk • Knowledge of commonly used drugs is important for safe clinical practice.

Chapter.  3616 words. 

Subjects: Obstetrics

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