Definition of Gestational age

1. Noun. The age of an embryo counting from the time of fertilization.

Exact synonyms: Fertilization Age, Fetal Age
Generic synonyms: Age



Medical Definition of Gestational age

1. Foetal age of a newborn, calculated from the number of completed weeks since the first day of the mother's last menstrual period to the date of birth. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gestational Age

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gestaltism
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gestation sac
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gestational age (current term)
gestational diabetes
gestational oedema
gestational proteinuria
gestational psychosis
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gestational trophoblastic disease
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gested
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Literary usage of Gestational age

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Smoking lowers birth weight both by decreasing fetal growth and by lowering gestational age at delivery. However, the effect of smoking on both fetal growth ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Accurate information on gestational age is necessary to determine the appropriate size and growth rate of fetal structures in the third trimester. ..."

3. Influence of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health: Workshop Report by Food and Nutrition Board, National Research Council (U.S.), Institute of Medicine (U.S.), Youth Board on Children, and Families (2007)
"Reprinted with the permission of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. prepregnancy BMI being the strongest correlate, gestational age ..."

4. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Biologic monitoring information was also not available. The clinical determination of gestational age from retrospective data is difficult and, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"ine in Fetuses after Maternal Injection: Increasing Concentration with Advancing gestational age (40666) MARGARET L. KIRBY Department of Anatomy, ..."

6. Effects of Great Lakes Contaminants on Human Health: Report to Congress, 1995 edited by Barry Leonard (2000)
"Intrauterine exposure of Japanese infants to PCBs was associated with prematurity and decreased size for gestational age (Higuchi 1976; Wong and Huang 1981) ..."

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