fetus

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delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) abdominal delivery , C-section , caesarean , caesarean delivery , caesarean section , caesarian , caesarian delivery , caesarian section , cesarean , cesarean delivery , cesarean section , cesarian , cesarian section
act of destroying a fetus aborticide , feticide
induced expulsion of a fetus abortion
human fetus whose weight is less than 0.5 kilogram when removed or expelled from the mother's body abortus
abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly) AFP , alpha fetoprotein , alpha foetoprotein
pregnancy for genetic abnormalities and sex of fetus, test during amniocentesis
baby fetus test for genetic abnormalities amniocentesis
membrane around fetus or embryo amnion , chorion
fluid around embryo and fetus amniotic fluid
presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle asynclitism , obliquity
pregnancy, technique for determining position of fetus in ballottement
palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus) ballottement
passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth birth canal
fetus presented buttocks first breech
failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops cryptorchidism , cryptorchidy , cryptorchism
blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth ductus arteriosus
contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester epidemic roseola , German measles , rubella , three-day measles
concerning a fetus fetal
medical condition in which body deformation or facial development or mental ability of a fetus is impaired because the mother drank alcohol while pregnant fetal alcohol syndrome
system of blood vessels and structures through which blood moves in a fetus fetal circulation , foetal circulation
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