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The chapter will focus on drugs used to treat some of the more common disorders affecting the respiratory system particularly bronchial asthma buy atorlip-5 5mg overnight delivery, allergies and congestions associated with certain respiratory disorders order atorlip-5 5 mg with amex. Inspissations in the airway lumen of abnormally thick discount atorlip-5 5 mg on-line, viscid plugs of excessive mucus. Extrinsic asthma is associated with history of allergies in childhood, family history of allergies, hay fever, or elevated IgE. Intrinsic asthma occurs in middle-aged subjects with no family history of allergies, negative skin tests and normal serum IgE. Immunologic model Asthma is a disease mediated by reaginic (IgE) antibodies bound to mast cells in the airway mucosa. Non- antigenic stimuli like viral infections, exercise, and cold air stimulate bronchial spasm. They have got several pharmacological actions important in the treatment of asthma - Relax smooth muscles - Inhibit release of inflammatory mediator or broncho constricting substances from mast cells. Non-selective β- agonists - Cause more cardiac stimulation (mediated by a β1 receptor), they should be reserved for special situation. Side effects include arrhythmia and worsening of angina pectoris, increase blood pressure, tremors etc Contraindication: - hypertension, arrhythmia, Ephedrine: compared to epinephrine, it has longer duration of action but more pronounced central effect and lower potency. The drug is currently infrequently used because of development of more efficacious and beta2-selective agents. Selective β2- selective agonists Largely replaced non – selective β2- agonists, are effective after inhaled or oral administration and have got longer duration of action. Commonly used drugs both by oral and inhalation are Salbutamol, terbutaline, metaproterenol, pirbuterol and bitolterol. Salmeterol and formeterol are new generation, long acting β2- selective agonists (with duration of action 12 hrs or more). These drugs appear to interact with inhaled corticosteroids to improve asthma control. Delivery of adrenoreceptor agonists through inhalation results in the greatest local effect on airway smooth muscle with least systemic toxicity. Contraindications: Sympathomimetics are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drugs Precautions: They should be used cautiously in patients with hypertension, cardiac dysfunction, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, diabetes, pregnancy. The theophylline preparations most commonly used for therapeutic purposes is aminophylline (theophylline plus diethylamine). They competitively inhibit the action of adenosine on adenosine (A1 and A2) receptors (adenosine has been shown to cause contraction of isolated airway smooth muscle and to provoke histamine release from airway mast cells. Inhibit the release of histamines and leukotriens from the mast cells Of the three natural xanthines, agents theophylline is most selective in its smooth muscle effect, while caffeine has the most marked central effect. Pharmacokinetics Only slightly soluble in water so has been administered as several salts containing varying amounts of theophylline base. Most preparations are well absorbed from gastro intestinal tract and metabolized by liver. Adverse Effects: Anorexia, nausea vomiting, abdominal discomfort, headache, anxiety, insomnia, seizures, arrhythmias Theophylline is now largely reserved for patients in whom symptoms remain poorly controlled despite the combination of regular treatment with an inhaled anti- inflammatory agent and as needed use of a ß2 agonist. Ipratropium bromide is poorly absorbed and does not readily enter the central nervous system thus permits the delivery of high doses to muscarinic receptor in the airways; hence, it can safely be used for bronchial asthma. Antimuscranic antagonist drugs appear to be slightly less effective than β- agonists agents in reversing asthmatic bronchospasm, The addition of ipratropium enhances the bronchodilation produced by nebulized albuterol in acute sever asthma. The antimuscarinic agents appear to be of significant value in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases - perhaps more than asthma. They are useful as alternative therapies for patients intolerant of β - agonists 4. They also potentiate the effects of β- receptor agonists and inhibit the lymphocytic-eosinophilic airway mucosal inflammation Effects on airway • decreases bronchial reactivity • increases airway caliber • decreases frequency of asthma exacerbation and severity of symptoms The corticosteroids commonly used are hydrocortisone, predinisolone, beclomethasone, triamcinolone and etc. Aerosol treatment is the most effective way to decrease the systemic adverse effect of corticosteroid therapy. Abrupt discontinuation should be discouraged because of the fear of adrenal insufficiency. Types: - Useful productive cough o Effectively expels secretions and exudates - Useless cough o Non-productive chronic cough o Due to smoking and local irritants Anti-tussives are drugs used to suppress the intensity and frequency of coughing. Central anti- tussives - Suppress the medullay cough center and may be divided into two groups: o Opoid antitussive e. Peripheral antitussives - Decrease the input of stimuli from the cough receptor in the respiratory passage. Ipecac alkaloid, sodium citrate, saline expectorant, guanfenesin, potassium salts Mucolytics are agents that liquefy mucus and facilitate expectoration, e. Mechanism of Action Mucus membrane decongestants are α1 agonists, which produce localized vasoconstriction on the small blood vessels of the nasal membrane. Clinical uses: Used in congestion associated with rhinitis, hay fever, allergic rhinitis and to a lesser extent common cold. Short acting decongestants administered topically – phenylepherne, phenylpropanolamine 2. Long acting decongestants administered orally - ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, naphazoline 3. Long acting topical decongestants o Xylometazoline o oxymetazoline 83 Side effects: 1. Tachycardia, arrhythmia, nervousness, restlessness, insomnia, blurred vision Contraindications 1. Drugs used in Acid-peptic disease: Acid-peptic disease includes peptic ulcer (gastric and duodenal), gastroesophageal reflux and Zollinger – Ellison syndrome. Peptic – ulcer disease is thought to result from an imbalance between cell – destructive effects of hydrochloric acid and pepsin and cell-protective effects of mucus and bicarbonate on the other side. Pepsin is a proteolyic enzyme activated in gastric acid, also can digest the stomach wall. A bacterium, Helicobacter pylori is now accepted to be involved in the pathogenesis of ulcer. In gastroesophageal reflux, acidic stomach contents enter into the esophagus causing a burning sensation in the region of the heart; hence the common name heartburn, or other names such as indigestion, dyspepsia, pyrosis, etc. They are used as gastric antacids; and include aluminium, magnesium and calcium compounds e. Calcium compounds are effective and have a rapid onset of action but may cause hypersecretion of acid (acid - rebound) and milk-alkali syndrome (hence rarely used in peptic ulcer disease). All gastric antacids act chemically although some like magnesium trisiolicate can also act physically. Antacids act primarily in the stomach and are used to prevent and treat peptic ulcer. Antisecretory drugs include: • H 2-receptors blocking agents such as cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine, nizatidine. Common adverse effects: muscular pain, headache, dizziness, anti- androgenic effects at high doses such as impotence,gynecomastia,menstrual irregularities. Drug interactions may occur when it is co-adminstered with warfarin, theophylline, phenytoin, etc.

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We therefore con- without) and 389 did not (7 with widened mediastinum ducted this retrospective study to look at the incidence purchase atorlip-5 overnight delivery, and 382 without) buy atorlip-5 toronto. Upper body 7 2 Three patients initially had echocardiograms and one Manubrium 6 3 Lower body 3 1 a transoesophageal echocardiogram and all were Multiple parts 2 1 inconclusive cheap atorlip-5 5 mg amex. Two patients had Adjacent to xiphoid 1 0 displacement by one anteroposterior thickness, four cases were displaced by half an anteroposterior thickness, and 22 cases had stable fractures. The retro- coexisting cardiac diseases, but neither of them had sternal haematomas were found adjacent to many of cardiac problems from the sternal fractures. Electro- fractures and ranged from a few mm to 2 cm in size; cardiographic monitoring with estimation of cardiac they were more common in fractures of the body of enzyme activities were done in nine cases. No patients were recorded There was no signiŽ cant difference in the incidence as having aortic injuries. The incidence of suspected of associated lesions between patients with sternal aortic injury and aortography was 7/29, (3 angiograms fractures with or without a retrosternal haematoma. Differences between patients with sternal fractures and retrosternal haematomas and those with a widened mediastinum alone Sternal fracture and retrosternal Widened mediastinum alone haematoma (n = 11) (n = 18) p Value Associated thoracic lesions 1. A lateral sternal radiograph showing a wide overlapping fracture in the body in which the upper segment separation at the synchondrosis. It is worth emphasising that retrosternal haematomas were more common in fractures of the mid-body and manubrium of the sternum (Table I). The presence of such widening is an indication for urgent aortography to rule out the possibility of concurrent major vascular injury (2). The diagnosis in all cases was based on a history of trauma to the sternum in patients wearing seat belts, with pain and local tenderness. These structures are usually transverse and if displaced the upper segment lies behind the lower fragment (Fig. In the past, immersion in cold water was recommended to reduce the fracture by sudden inspiratory movements, but this is of historical interest only (12). In this series one patient developed a big organised The early mortality in our study was 2/29 in patients haematoma over the fracture. The residual symptom with sternal fractures (one patient died on the 13th day during early follow-up of these patients was usually after injury of multiple organ failure, and one patient pain, which was exaggerated by chest movement. Eur J Surg 167 Cardiovascular injuries 247 However, there are some treatments for sternal showed that pain was the major complication but those fractures: analgesics were taken by all patients and authors did not suggest radical solution such as surgical should be tried Ž rst. A retrosternal haematoma Operative reduction and Ž xation can be done by can be differentiated from real mediastinal widening wiring the proximal and distal fragments together with but our observations are clinical and based on only a 2 or 3 heavy wire sutures (Fig. Like others lessen the unnecessary use of angiograms in a stable (11), we advocate early surgical repair when indicated, patient with a traumatic retrosternal haematoma. Our observations themselves are usually benign if not excessively may make selection easier and avoid unnecessary displaced, they are associated with appreciable mor- angiograms. The sternal haematoma was not associated with cardiac and incidence of sternal fractures and the associated aortic injuries, while mediastinal widening is still a mortality seems to increase with age. American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma Sternal fracture has been reported to be associated with Advanced trauma life support manual. The a sternal fracture following discharge from the A and E associated head injuries decreased with time from 49% department. Cardiac and vascular sequale of reduced speed limits, legislation about seat belts, safer sternal fractures. Diagnostic value appreciable reduction in the number of major head and of ultrasonography and conventional radiography for the assessment of sternal fractures. A prospective study of 413 the use of seat belts increased the incidence of minor consecutive car occupants with chest injuries. Fracture of the sternum in motor vehicle clear, and seldom reported by the patient or ambu- accidents and its association with mediastinal injury. Early operative days, weeks, or even months absence from work or management of isolated sternal fractures. The effects of mandatory seat Submitted December 15, 1999; submitted after revision May belt wearing on the mortality and pattern of injury of car 16, 2000; accepted September 20, 2000 occupants involved in motor vehicle crashes in Victoria. Subjects: 81 patients who presented with pulmonary injuries during the period January 1988–December 1997; 6 were penetrating and 75 blunt. The remaining was divided into 2 groups: those with pulmonary contusion and thoracic lesions (n = 32), and those with pulmonary contusion and extrathoracic lesions (n = 42). Four patients in the penetrating group were shocked and required urgent operations; emergency room thoracotomy (n = 1), urgent thoracotomy (n = 2), and urgent thoracoabdominal exploration (n = 1) were done successfully. The corresponding hospital mortality was 6/42 (19%) mainly as a result of the central nervous system lesions (4/6) compared with 0/32. Conclusions: An excellent outcome can be achieved managing penetrating injuries of the lung by an aggressive approach and urgent surgical intervention even when emergency room thoracotomy is essential. Pulmonary contusion is considered to be a relatively benign lesion that does not add to the morbidity or mortality in patients with blunt chest trauma. These data may help to decrease the obsession with pulmonary contusion in patients with chest trauma, with or without extrathoracic lesions, and avoid many unnecessary computed tomograms of the chest. It is often considered to be inconsequential in patients The earliest known record of thoracic injuries is found with chest trauma, but it is the second most common in the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, written 5000 injury in blunt thoracic trauma and is associated with a years ago. Since that time, the treatment of chest trauma had management and outcome of 81 patients with chest been restricted to closed drainage of empyema during trauma and documented penetrating or blunt injury to World War I (11) and removal of foreign bodies that the lung. However, nowadays thoracostomy tubes are used in 85% of penetrating We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 81 injuries, and only 15% need thoracotomy (20). Repair patients with penetrating or blunt trauma to the lung of wounds, anatomical resection including lobectomy who were admitted to one emergency department in (7), or tractotomy with selective vascular ligation (34) Sweden during the period January 1988 to December may be required, depending on the nature of the lesion. We recorded the age, sex, mechanism of injury, Pneumonectomy could be fatal and should be the last risk factors, associated injuries, complications, mor- resort in the treatment of pulmonary injury. Six patients had penetrating Pulmonary contusion is defined as injury to lung injuries and 75 blunt trauma. Treatment of patients with penetrating lung lung trauma injuries and its complications (n = 6) Mechanism of injury Number (%) Treatment Complications Motor vehicle crash 30 (40) Emergency room thoracotomy (right) None Fall 24 (32) Pulmonary hilar cross-clamping Pedestrian car or tram accident 9 (12) Ligation of middle lobe pulmonary vessels Crushing 3 (4) Repair of two big parenchymal lacerations Miscellaneous (abuse 6, football trauma 1) 7 (9) Urgent thoracotomy (right) None Bicycle or motorcycle accident 1 (1) Ligation of pericardial artery Barotrauma 1 (1) Evacuation of pericardial tamponade Total 75 (100) Repair of two parenchymal wounds; One in the right upper lobe One in the middle lobe Urgent thoracotomy (left) Pain Ligation of left internal mammary artery patient with blunt trauma and an isolated lung contu- Repair of 2. For the purpose of analysis, we divided the pole of left upper lobe remaining 74 patients with blunt trauma into two Urgent thoracolaparotomy (left) Abscess of groups, those with pulmonary contusion and thoracic Repair of wound in left lower lobe chest incision Two chest tubes lesions and those with pulmonary contusion and Repair of perforated stomach and extrathoracic lesions. The management of lung contusion could be indicated by segmental opacifica- injuries was individualised according to the clinical tion. The mechanism of Risk factors (n = 74) (n = 6) injury was stabbing with a knife in all those in the Alcohol/drug abuse or affected 17 2 penetrating group and the mechanisms of injury in the Depression, sadness or neurosis 6 0 blunt group are shown in Table I. Four patients (4/6) in the Co-existing conditions penetrating group presented with shock and all required Epilepsy 1 0 urgent operations, emergency room thoracotomy Cerebrovascular lesion 1 0 Parkinson’s disease 1 0 (n = 1), urgent thoracotomy (n = 2), and urgent thor- Syncope 1 0 acoabdominal exploration (n = 1), all of which were Previous attempted suicide 1 0 successful. The hospital mortality in Cerebral bleeding 3 extrathoracic group was 6/42 (19%) mainly as a result Fractured skull 3 of lesions of the central nervous system (n = 4). Subarachnoid bleeding 1 There was no significant difference between the two Fracture hip 1 groups regarding age, sex, and duration of stay in Lacerations of the neck 1 Urethral injury 1 intensive care and the ward. However, there was Injury of small intestinal mesentery 1 significant difference in length of hospital stay which Ruptured urinary bladder 1 was 8 (7) in the thoracic group compared with 13 (10) Ruptured inferior vena cava 1 (P ` 0. Associated injuries in patients with thoracic lesions—blunt lung trauma (n = 32) arteriovenous fistula, or aspiration. There was only one case of isolated lung contusion and this patient Type of injury Number survived without complication.

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Outcomes had to include patient-reported symptom scores and/or validated quality of life instruments discount atorlip-5 5 mg on-line; for comorbid asthma symptoms buy atorlip-5 american express, pulmonary function tests also were required buy generic atorlip-5 on-line. Narrative reviews were excluded, but their bibliographies were searched if they were thought to have relevant references. References obtained through grey 13 literature searching were excluded if the study was not published in a peer-reviewed journal or if the full-text of the study could not be obtained. Additionally, systematic reviews and meta-analyses that specifically assessed adverse events associated with treatment comparisons of interest were sought. Table 4 lists systemic and local adverse effects of interest for making treatment decisions. Of particular interest were adverse effects associated with long-term 14 treatment exposures in locations where allergen seasons are of longer duration (e. Key Question 2: Systemic and local adverse effects of seasonal allergic rhinitis treatments Treatment Effect Intranasal corticosteroids Systemic effects: adrenal suppression, hyperglycemia, bone demineralization/fracture, growth delay in children Local effects: increased intraocular pressure, cataract formation, nasal septal atrophy, fungal infection, nosebleeds, stinging, burning, dryness, smell and taste abnormalities Selective and nonselective antihistamines Systemic effects: sedation, impaired school/work performance, traffic accidents Local effects: stinging, burning, dryness, bitter aftertaste Sympathomimetic decongestants Systemic effects: hypertension, palpitations, insomnia, anxiety Local effects: nosebleeds, stinging, burning, dryness, rhinitis medicamentosa Leukotriene receptor antagonists Systemic effect: headache Anticholinergic, cromolyn Local effects: nosebleeds, stinging, burning, dryness Key Question 3—Comparative Effectiveness and Adverse Effects of Treatments in Pregnant Women Treatment comparisons of interest included Pregnancy Category B oral and topical (intranasal) preparations and nasal saline, which is considered safe for use in pregnancy. Thus, we expected reporting of common treatment-related adverse events and adverse events associated with the physiologic changes of pregnancy, rather than teratogenic effects. The last three rows of the table indicate combination treatment comparisons included in this review (). Because of concerns about the use of sympathomimetic decongestants in children, comparisons of oral and nasal preparations as monotherapy were not included. Similarly, intranasal anticholinergic (ipratropium) was not included because Technical Experts indicated that this drug is rarely used in children younger than 12 years of age. Potential comparative harms of intranasal corticosteroids in this population (reduced bone growth and height) were of particular interest. Comparative effect on school performance in school-age children was an additional key outcome. For comparisons with sparse bodies of evidence, we considered inclusion of studies that mixed results for adults and children together. The last three rows of the table indicate combination treatment comparisons included in this review (). Study Selection Figure 2 shows the flow of data from article screening to data synthesis. Using the study selection criteria for screening titles and abstracts, each citation was marked as: (1) eligible for review as full-text articles; (2) ineligible for full-text review; or (3) uncertain. A training set of 25 to 50 abstracts was initially examined by all team members to ensure uniform application of screening criteria. A first-level title screen was performed by one senior and one junior team member. A second-level abstract screen was conducted in duplicate manner by senior and junior team members according to defined criteria. When abstracts were not available, the full-text papers were obtained wherever possible and reviewed in the same way to determine whether selection criteria had been satisfied. For additional citations identified through subsequent literature searches, combined title and abstract screening was performed by senior and junior team members as described. Full-text articles were reviewed in the same fashion to determine their inclusion in the systematic review. The final set of abstracted data included the following: general study characteristics (e. A training set of five articles was abstracted by all team members who were abstracting data. From this process, an abstraction guide was created and used by all abstractors to ensure consistency. Two team members abstracted data from each article, and discrepancies were reconciled during daily team discussions. Two 18 independent reviewers assigned ratings of good, fair, or poor to each study, with discordant ratings resolved with input from a third reviewer. Additionally, because all outcomes of interest were patient-reported, particular care was taken to ascertain whether patients were properly blinded to treatment. Open-label trials and trials in which patient blinding was deemed inadequate based on the description provided received a quality rating of poor. In particular, the process of harms ascertainment was noted and characterized as either an active process, if structured questionnaires were used; a passive process, if only spontaneous patient reports were collected; or intermediate, if active surveillance for at least one adverse event was reported. Trials using only passive harms ascertainment were considered to have a high risk of bias, specifically, underreporting or inconsistent reporting of harms. We planned to assess studies of these designs using a selection of items proposed by 57 Deeks and colleagues. These were considered the minimum criteria for assessing potential bias of any summary results and conclusions. Data Synthesis Evidence for effectiveness and safety provided by each treatment comparison was summarized in narrative text. The decision to incorporate formal data synthesis into this review was made after completing data abstraction. Only trials that reported variance estimates (standard error, standard deviation, or 95 percent confidence interval) for group-level treatment effects could be pooled. The measure of the pooled effect was the mean difference or the standardized mean difference, depending on how treatment effects were reported in pooled trials. Some trials reported mean changes from baseline, and others reported mean final symptom scores. When 19 48 these trials were pooled together, the measure of the pooled effect was the mean difference. Trials that used both different calculations for treatment effects and different symptom rating scales could not be pooled together. For any meta-analysis performed, we identified the presence of statistical heterogeneity by using Cochran’s Q statistic (chi-squared test) and assessed the magnitude of 2 60 heterogeneity using the I statistic. An approximate guide for the interpretation of I 61 was: 0 percent to 40 percent: may not be important 30 percent to 60 percent: may represent moderate heterogeneity 50 percent to 90 percent: may represent substantial heterogeneity 75 percent to 100 percent: considerable heterogeneity When present, we explored statistical heterogeneity as well as clinical diversity by 48 performing subgroup analyses, sensitivity analyses, and meta-regression when possible. Statistical heterogeneity and clinical diversity are related concepts: Statistical heterogeneity describes variability in observed treatment effects that is due to clinical and/or methodological diversity, biases, or chance. Clinical diversity describes variability across trial study populations, interventions, and outcome assessments. In exploratory analyses, study level variables included study quality (risk of bias assessment), specific drugs studied, and covariates, such as inclusion of asthma patients or use of rescue or ancillary medications. Meta-analysis was planned for adverse events that investigators reported as severe or that led to discontinuation of treatment. Adverse events of unspecified severity were considered not comparable across trials.

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Chromosomal Disorders Sometimes a genetic disease is not caused by a mutation in a gene order 5mg atorlip-5 mastercard, but by the presence of an incorrect number of chromosomes atorlip-5 5mg lowest price. The frequency of nondisjunction events appears to increase with age buy 5mg atorlip-5 otc, so the frequency of bearing a child with Down syndrome increases in women over 36. The age of the father matters less because nondisjunction is much less likely to occur in a sperm than in an egg. Whereas Down syndrome is caused by having three copies of a chromosome, Turner syndrome is caused by having just one copy of the X chromosome. When a woman over 35 is pregnant or intends to become pregnant, or her partner is over 55, or if there is a family history of a genetic disorder, she and her partner may want to speak to a genetic counselor to discuss the likelihood that their child may be affected by a genetic or chromosomal disorder. A genetic counselor can interpret a couple’s family history and estimate the risks to their future offspring. A genetic counselor can educate a couple about the implications of such a test and help them decide whether to undergo testing. For chromosomal disorders, the available testing options include a blood test, amniocentesis (in which amniotic fluid is tested), and chorionic villus sampling (in which tissue from the placenta is tested). A genetic counselor can also help a couple cope with the news that either one or both partners is a carrier of a genetic illness, or that their unborn child has been diagnosed with a chromosomal disorder or other birth defect. To become a genetic counselor, one needs to complete a 4-year undergraduate program and then obtain a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from an accredited university. Board certification is attained after passing examinations by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Genetic counselors are essential professionals in many branches of medicine, but there is a particular demand for preconception and prenatal genetic counselors. The number of sperm that reach the oocyte is greatly reduced because of conditions within the female reproductive tract. Many sperm are overcome by the acidity of the vagina, others are blocked by mucus in the cervix, whereas others are attacked by phagocytic leukocytes in the uterus. They go through the process of capacitation, which improves their motility and alters the membrane surrounding the acrosome, the cap-like structure in the head of a sperm that contains the digestive enzymes needed for it to attach to and penetrate the oocyte. The oocyte that is released by ovulation is protected by a thick outer layer of granulosa cells known as the corona radiata and by the zona pellucida, a thick glycoprotein membrane that lies just outside the oocyte’s plasma membrane. When capacitated sperm make contact with the oocyte, they release the digestive enzymes in the acrosome (the acrosomal reaction) and are thus able to attach to the oocyte and burrow through to the oocyte’s zona pellucida. One of the sperm will then break through to the oocyte’s plasma membrane and release its haploid nucleus into the oocyte. The oocyte’s membrane structure changes in response (cortical reaction), preventing any further penetration by another sperm and forming a fertilization membrane. Fertilization is complete upon unification of the haploid nuclei of the two gametes, producing a diploid zygote. Upon reaching the uterus, the conceptus has become a tightly packed sphere of cells called the morula, which then forms into a blastocyst consisting of an inner cell mass within a fluid-filled cavity surrounded by trophoblasts. The blastocyst implants in the uterine wall, the trophoblasts fuse to form a syncytiotrophoblast, and the conceptus is enveloped by the endometrium. Four embryonic membranes form to support the growing embryo: the amnion, the yolk sac, the allantois, and the chorion. The chorionic villi of the chorion extend into the endometrium to form the fetal portion of the placenta. The placenta supplies the growing embryo with oxygen and nutrients; it also removes carbon dioxide and other metabolic wastes. Following implantation, embryonic cells undergo gastrulation, in which they differentiate and separate into an embryonic disc and establish three primary germ layers (the endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm). Neurulation starts the process of the development of structures of the central nervous system and organogenesis establishes the basic plan for all organ systems. The fetal circulatory system becomes much more specialized and efficient than its embryonic counterpart. It includes three shunts—the ductus venosus, the foramen ovale, and the ductus arteriosus—that enable it to bypass the semifunctional liver and pulmonary circuit until after childbirth. Embryonic organ structures that were primitive and nonfunctional develop to the point that the newborn can survive in the outside world. Estrogen maintains the pregnancy, promotes fetal viability, and stimulates tissue growth in the mother and developing fetus. Maternal blood volume increases by 30 percent during pregnancy and respiratory minute volume increases by 50 percent. Toward the late stages of pregnancy, a drop in progesterone and stretching forces from the fetus lead to increasing uterine irritability and prompt labor. The proximal umbilical arteries remain a part of the circulatory system, whereas the distal umbilical arteries and the umbilical vein become fibrotic. The newborn keeps warm by breaking down brown adipose tissue in the process of nonshivering thermogenesis. The first consumption of breast milk or formula floods the newborn’s sterile gastrointestinal tract with beneficial bacteria that eventually establish themselves as the bacterial flora, which aid in digestion. During pregnancy, the body prepares for lactation by stimulating the growth and development of branching lactiferous ducts and alveoli lined with milk-secreting lactocytes, and by creating colostrum. Following childbirth, suckling triggers oxytocin release, which stimulates myoepithelial cells to squeeze milk from alveoli. Colostrum, the milk produced in the first postpartum days, provides immunoglobulins that increase the newborn’s immune defenses. Colostrum, transitional milk, and mature breast milk are ideally suited to each stage of the newborn’s development, and breastfeeding helps the newborn’s digestive system expel meconium and clear bilirubin. Their genotype refers to the genetic makeup of the chromosomes found in all their cells and the alleles that are passed down from their parents. Their phenotype is the expression of that genotype, based on the interaction of the paired alleles, as well as how environmental conditions affect that expression. Working with pea plants, Mendel discovered that the factors that account for different traits in parents are discretely transmitted to offspring in pairs, one from each parent. He articulated the principles of random segregation and independent assortment to account for the inheritance patterns he observed. Mendel’s factors are genes, with differing variants being referred to as alleles and those alleles being dominant or recessive in expression. Each parent passes one allele for every gene on to offspring, and offspring are equally likely to inherit any combination of allele pairs. 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