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Flashcards - Prenatal Care, Fetal Development & Childbirth

Flashcards - Prenatal Care, Fetal Development & Childbirth
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epidural
Epidural administration is a medical route of administration in which a drug or contrast agent is injected into the epidural space of the spinal cord
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stillbirth
Stillbirth is typically defined as fetal death at or after 20 to 28 weeks of pregnancy
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spontaneous abortion or miscarriage
Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently
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premature baby
Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at less than 37 weeks gestational age
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antepartum period
Prenatal or antenatal development is the process in which a human embryo and later fetus develops during pregnancy, from fertilization until birth
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genetic
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms
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genetic
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms
antepartum period
Prenatal or antenatal development is the process in which a human embryo and later fetus develops during pregnancy, from fertilization until birth
premature baby
Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at less than 37 weeks gestational age
spontaneous abortion or miscarriage
Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently
stillbirth
Stillbirth is typically defined as fetal death at or after 20 to 28 weeks of pregnancy
epidural
Epidural administration is a medical route of administration in which a drug or contrast agent is injected into the epidural space of the spinal cord
sudden infant death syndrome
Sudden infant death syndrome , also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age
birth defects
A congenital disorder, also known as a congenital disease, deformity, birth defect, or anomaly, is a condition existing at or before birth regardless of cause
pregnancy
Pregnancy, also known as gravidity or gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman
surfactant
Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid
Placenta previa
Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in the lower uterine segment
placental abruption
Placental abruption is a complication of pregnancy, wherein the placental lining has separated from the uterus of the mother prior to delivery
Down syndrome
Down syndrome , also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all, or part of a third copy of chromosome 21

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