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Abortion
...  machine, and the suction pulls the fetus out of the uterus. There are also cases wherein the doctors use a loop-shaped knife called the curette. What they do is that they scrape the fetus and fetal parts out of the uterus.The third type of abortion is the dilation and evacuation. This surgical procedure is done usually during the second trimester of the pregnancy. Because the fetus is  ...

Sickle Cell Anemia
...  all are able to find donors without taking too much time. Thus, medications are necessary to alleviate the symptoms. Antibiotics, or hydroxyurea (medication for cancer patients- it could simulate fetal red blood cell production) could be given to the patient while waiting for a suitable donor. Sickle cell is a disease that could not be completely treated. But to minimize the hazards that  ...

Ovaries
...  female gonads are the ovaries. They are responsible for the production of the sex cell, oocyte. During fetal development, the egg cells start to populate the organ. However, many of them undergo atresia and die before a woman reaches the puberty stage. Aside from the egg cell, the ovaries are also responsible for the production of the sex hormones, which are the progesterone and estrogen.  ...

Fetal Circulation
...  fetal circulation differs from adult human circulation or even those of children in so many ways. This article outlines most of these differences. What are the reasons for the differences in fetal circulation and adult circulation? fetal circulation differs from humans who are already born because of the difference in the circulatory system. Fetuses do not use their lungs, but rely  ...

Pituitary Gland
...  a functional lobe. In an adult body, the adenohypophysis is differentiated into the pars distalis and the bulbar segments. The thin section that divides the two is called the pars tuberalis. In a fetal body, what separates the anterior lobe from the posterior lobe is called the pars intermedia. As the fetus develops, this thin tissue begins to belnd with the surrounding cells of the anterior  ...

Pituitary Hormones
...  nine important hormones. Seven of these hormones are produced by anterior segment of the gland - one of these is produced by the pars intermedia (the tissue that’s more noticeable in a fetal body). The other two hormones are created by the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary, after they have gone through axions and the infundibulum. The posterior segment of the gland then  ...


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