Definition of Foetal movement
1. Noun. Motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy).
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Category relationships: Gestation, Maternity, Pregnancy
Medical Definition of Foetal movement
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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. ..."