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Vol 62, No 1 (2003)
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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Developmental interdependence between selected somatic features and the weight of internal organs in human male and female foetuses

Małgorzata Waszak, Krystyna Cieślik
Folia Morphol 2003;62(1):41-46.

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Vol 62, No 1 (2003)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2002-12-04
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The study material comprised 3889 foetuses of both sexes, aged 20-42 weeks and focused on developmental interdependence between the weight of the internal organs and their relation to selected somatic features during the prenatal period. The study also attempted to distinguish potential sex-related differences in the degree of statistical interdependence between the analysed variables. As a result, the analysis of linear and canonical correlation coefficients for consecutive weeks of foetal life has been carried out. High correlation coefficients have been obtained which indicate strong developmental interdependence between those organs and the somatic features. However, no significant sex-related differences in the developmental interdependence of the analysed variables have been observed.

Abstract

The study material comprised 3889 foetuses of both sexes, aged 20-42 weeks and focused on developmental interdependence between the weight of the internal organs and their relation to selected somatic features during the prenatal period. The study also attempted to distinguish potential sex-related differences in the degree of statistical interdependence between the analysed variables. As a result, the analysis of linear and canonical correlation coefficients for consecutive weeks of foetal life has been carried out. High correlation coefficients have been obtained which indicate strong developmental interdependence between those organs and the somatic features. However, no significant sex-related differences in the developmental interdependence of the analysed variables have been observed.
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Keywords

developmental interdependence; correlation of morphological features; foetal sex dimorphism

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Title

Developmental interdependence between selected somatic features and the weight of internal organs in human male and female foetuses

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 1 (2003)

Pages

41-46

Published online

2002-12-04

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(1):41-46.

Keywords

developmental interdependence
correlation of morphological features
foetal sex dimorphism

Authors

Małgorzata Waszak
Krystyna Cieślik

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