Abnormal Development - Hypoxia
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Hypoxia (hypoxiation or anoxemia) is the condition of reduced oxygen content. Postnatally, environmental hypoxia can effect the function/survival of many systems, while prenatal hypoxia (including birth) has been shown to have many detrimental effects for the growing fetus/neonate. It should be noted that normal prenatal development typically occurs in an environment that is hypoxic compared to the maternal or postnatal environment. The hypoxia discussed here refers to reduced maternal oxygen or fetal hypoxia below that occurring in normal development. Exposure to altitude hypoxia normally results in physiological responses that act to preserve maternal and fetal oxygenation.
Historically, hypoxia was identified in growing mice and rats as influencing the growth of caudal vertebrae. More recently hypoxia has now been shown to influence many different developing systems including neural, heart and skeletal systems.
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- Hunter C & Clegg EJ. (1973). The effects of hypoxia on the caudal vertebrae of growing mice and rats. J. Anat. , 116, 227-44. PMID: 4783417
- Giampietro PF, Raggio CL, Blank RD, McCarty C, Broeckel U & Pickart MA. (2013). Clinical, genetic and environmental factors associated with congenital vertebral malformations. Mol Syndromol , 4, 94-105. PMID: 23653580 DOI.
Herrera EA, Krause B, Ebensperger G, Reyes RV, Casanello P, Parra-Cordero M & Llanos AJ. (2014). The placental pursuit for an adequate oxidant balance between the mother and the fetus. Front Pharmacol , 5, 149. PMID: 25009498 DOI.
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