Definition of Foetal movement

1. Noun. Motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy).

Exact synonyms: Fetal Movement
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Category relationships: Gestation, Maternity, Pregnancy

Medical Definition of Foetal movement

1. Movement of the foetus in the womb perceived by the mother and felt by palpation of the abdomen. The first foetal movements felt by the mother during pregnancy (quickening) are usually between18 and 22 weeks of pregnancy. (08 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foetal Movement

foetal growth retardation
foetal habitus
foetal haemoglobin
foetal heart
foetal heart rate
foetal hydrops
foetal inclusion
foetal macrosomia
foetal medicine
foetal membrane
foetal membranes
foetal monitor
foetal monitoring
foetal mortality rate
foetal movement (current term)
foetal organ maturity
foetal ovoid
foetal placenta
foetal resorption
foetal reticularis
foetal souffle
foetal tachycardia
foetal tissue transplantation
foetal trimethadione syndrome
foetal viability
foetal warfarin syndrome
foetal zone

Literary usage of Foetal movement

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British and Foreign Medical Review Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1840)
"... being really in most cases actual foetal movement: we have, in the severer complications of labour, in convulsions, in hemorrhage, felt this foetal ..."

2. An Exposition of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy: With Some Other Papers by William Fetherston Haugh Montgomery (1857)
"foetal movement also ceased; but the abdomen, more especially towards the right side, continued enlarged; and after some days, the patient was restored to ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"This foetal movement of voluntary muscles may be observed at a very early period of development. I have observed it in an aborted ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1874)
"... no (intrauterine) foetal movement : the thing is impossible. No child, not even an adult, could move if tied up, so to speak, tightly in a bag or sack. ..."

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