Physiology – MCQ 58 – Function of maternal / fetal corticosteroids

All of the following development events are dependent on the production of maternal or fetal glucocorticoid, except:
A. Induction of thymic involution
B. Production of surfactant by type II alveolar cells
C. Functional thyroid
D. Functional hypothalamopituitary axis

Correct answer : C. Functional thyroid

Functions of maternal / fetal corticosteroids in the fetus:

  • Synthesis of surfactant in the lungs
  • Induction of thymic involution
  • Proper development of hypothalamopituitary axis

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