Growth of the adrenal gland of the normal human fetus during early gestation

Bruce R. Carr, M. Linette Casey

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Abstract

The weights of 182 adrenal glands obtained from presumably normal human fetuses delivered by elective abortion between 6 and 17 weeks post-conceptional gestational age were measured. There was little increase in adrenal weight between 6 and 12 weeks gestation. Thereafter, the rate of increase in adrenal weight was rapid. There were no significant differences between the adrenal gland of male and female abortuses of similar gestational ages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalEarly Human Development
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1982

Keywords

  • growth and development
  • human fetal adrenal weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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