ea0029s10.1 | Thyroid: From fetal life to adulthood | ICEECE2012
, Chan S.
, Vasilopolou E.
, Kilby M.
The transplacental passage of thyroid hormones (TH) from the maternal to fetal circulations is important for normal fetal development, particularly the fetal central nervous system. This is particularly so before the onset of endogenous fetal TH production from the second trimester of pregnancy. The human hemochorial placenta regulates the quantity of TH passing through and the complement of the different forms of TH to ensure requisite levels are present in the fetus for each...