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Nutrition of the fetus and the premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9704230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Developments in fetal and placental nutrition have highlighted the interaction of the placenta and fetal liver for the exchange and metabolism of nutrients. Of particular importance is the exchange of serine and glycine and their interconversion within these two organs and the exchange of glutamine and glutamate. Placental metabolism of nutrients and the placenta's role in the production and utilization of certain amino acids alters significantly the delivery rate of nutrients into the fetal circulation. Postnatal nutrition has focused on the role of early nutritional intervention in the extremely low birth weight infants and the recognition of the category of semi-essential amino acids in these infants. The role of minimal enteral feedings in small babies and the changes in nutritional requirements induced by medical complications has also received increasing attention.
F C Battaglia; P J Thureen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetes care     Volume:  21 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0149-5992     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabetes Care     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-27     Completed Date:  1998-10-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805975     Medline TA:  Diabetes Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  B70-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver 80262, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / metabolism
Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology
Fetal Growth Retardation / physiopathology
Fetus / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange / physiology*
Models, Biological
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Placenta / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose

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