Definition of Perinatology

1. Noun. The branch of obstetrics concerned with the anatomy and physiology and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mother and the fetus or newborn baby during late pregnancy and childbirth and the puerperium.

Generic synonyms: Midwifery, Ob, Obstetrics, Tocology
Derivative terms: Perinatologist

Definition of Perinatology

1. Noun. a branch of obstetrics focusing on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies. ¹

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Medical Definition of Perinatology

1. The branch of medicine dealing with the foetus and infant during the perinatal period. The perinatal period begins with the twenty-eighth week of gestation and ends twenty-eight days after birth. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Perinatology

perinatal care
perinatal death
perinatal medicine
perinatal mortality
perinatal mortality rate
perinatal transmission
perinatology (current term)
perineal artery
perineal body
perineal branches of posterior femoral cutaneous nerve
perineal flexure of rectum
perineal hernia
perineal lithotomy
perineal muscles
perineal nerves
perineal raphae

Literary usage of Perinatology

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

1. Acute Perinatal Asphyxia in Term Infants: Report of the Workshopedited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz edited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz (1997)
"... Alabama 35233-7333 FAX: 205-975-4375 TEL: 205-934-5611 Carolyn M. Salafia, MD perinatology Research Branch National Institute of Child Health and Human ..."

2. Health Care Technology And Its Assessment In Eight Countries edited by H. David Banta (2004)
"At the 12th German Congress of perinatology in 1985, a pediatrician reported that about 40 percent of the surviving premature babies who weighed less than ..."

3. Action Plan for Women's Health Public Health Service by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... a major expansion of its intramural research program in obstetrics/ gynecology and perinatology, through its Pregnancy and perinatology Program. ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Journal of perinatology 9(3):271-80, Sep 1989. In this prospective study, we investigated the relationship between dietary practices and pregnancy ..."

5. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... "this judgment was communicated directly to the physicians involved, either in conference or by the department chairman or the director of perinatology" ..."

6. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Clinics in perinatology 14:745-54,1988. 23 Kessel, SS; Villar, J.; Berendes, HW; and Nugent, RP The changing pattern of low birthweight in the United ..."

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