fetal period

fetal period,

n the stage between the third and ninth months of in utero human development, during which there is growth of preformed structures.
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The abnormalities can be determined in the fetal period with regular monitoring of the pregnancy and fetal echocardiographic examination.
This product is based on several studies that have shown children who receive a suitable contribution of DHA during the fetal period and first years of life show a higher brain development, greater functional capacity, and higher IQ.
For many genetic diseases, the fetal period may be the most favorable time to prevent those manifestations.
The results from the present study indicate that EMF exposure during fetal period has detrimental effects on testicular development and destruction of testicular cords, which may result in subfertility on adulthood.
Around eight weeks gestational age (GA), as the fetal period begins, the developing fetus is approximately 4 cm (1.
Then they fed six pregnant goats wild tree tobacco during the narrowly defined fetal period and confirmed via ultrasound that fetal activity temporarily ceased during exposure to the toxin.
There was a similar increased sensitivity in the fetal period for direct-acting nitrosoureas, but no such increased fetal sensitivity was detected for carcinogens requiring metabolic activation.
During the fetal period, the pig teaches its immune cells not to recognize its own tissue as foreign.
The theory that testicular cancer is initiated during the fetal period is an important one, and this study certainly suggests an association between exposure and cancer that is worthy of further study," says Dr.
We found a similar increased sensitivity in the fetal period for direct-acting nitrosoureas, but no such increased fetal sensitivity was detected for carcinogens requiring metabolic activation.
According to current hypothesis, testicular cancer is initiated during the fetal period, and exposure to endocrine disruptors, i.
One possibility is that low-dose exposure to bisphenol A during the fetal period might result in the use of a different pathway that does not go through estrogen/androgen receptors toward the target organ.