Respiratory Development and Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Lori Baas Rubarth, Jenny Quinn

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Respiratory development is crucial for all newborn infants. Premature infants may be born at an early stage of development and lack sufficient surfactant production. This results in respiratory distress syndrome. This article reviews the normal fetal development of the lung as well as the disorder that develops because of an early birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalNeonatal Network
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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