Level 121 Level 123
Level 122

LC 1.7a Adaptations at Birth


15 words 0 ignored

Ready to learn       Ready to review

Ignore words

Check the boxes below to ignore/unignore words, then click save at the bottom. Ignored words will never appear in any learning session.

All None

Ignore?
Umbilical vein
The umbilical vessel that delivers oxygenated blood from the placenta to the ductus venosus
Aorta - common iliacs - internal iliacs
The fetal circulation route from the fetus' aorta to the placenta. [_______] - [_______] - [_______] - umbilical arteries - placenta
Umbilical arteries - placenta
The fetal circulation route from the fetus' aorta to the placenta. Aorta - common iliacs - internal iliacs - [_______] - [_______]
Placenta - umbilical vein - ductus venosus
The fetal circulation route from the placenta to the right atrium. [_______] - [_______] - [_______] - Inferior vena cava - right atrium
Inferior vena cava - right atrium
The fetal circulation route from the placenta to the right atrium. Placenta - umbilical vein - ductus venosus - [_______] - [_______]
Foramen ovale
An opening in the heart which allows shunting of blood from the right atrium to the left atrium
Ductus arteriosus
A fetal blood vessel that allows shunting of blood from the pulmonary trunk to the aorta
Patent ductus arteriosus
A condition where the fetal shunt between the pulmonary trunk and aorta has not closed after birth
Surface tension, lung compliance
Surfactant reduces [_______], increases [_______] and thereby makes it easier for alveoli to inflate
36 weeks
The stage of gestation, in weeks, at which sufficient surfactant is present for the fetus to live
Clamping and cold
The mechanical events that act as stimuli of a baby's first breath
Increased PCO2 and decreased PO2
The chemical stimuli of a baby's first breath
Parallel, series
As a newborn's circulatory system adapts at birth, its circulation changes from [_______] to [_______]
Socio-economic, maternal age
Causes of prematurity. [_______], [_______], nutrition, multiple gestation and infection
Nutrition, multiple gestation and infection
Causes of prematurity. Socio-economic, maternal age, [_______], [_______] and [_______]