Reproduction

• Role of estrogens in spermatogenesis

• Role of nitric oxide in penile erection

• Production of weak estrogens in postmenopausal women

• Embryonic stem cells and cloning technology

• Totipotency, pluripotency, and transdifferentiation

• Genetic screening of neonates

• Umbilical cord blood banking

• Passive immunization of fetus and baby by maternal antibodies

• Role of nitric oxide in erection and the action of Viagra fig. 20.23) -^

Passive Immunisation

• Implantation of the blastocyst (fig. 20.45ft)

• Maternal antibodies that protect the baby (fig. 20.56)

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