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Definition of «Perinatology»

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Perinatology: A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of the mother and fetus at higher-than-normal risk for complications. Since the perinatal period, depending on the definition, starts at the 20th to 28th week of gestation and ends 1 to 4 weeks after birth, perinatology logically could be an obstetrical and pediatric subspecialty but, in practice, it is part of obstetrics. The comparable area of pediatrics is neonatology. A high-risk baby might be cared for by a perinatologist before birth and by a neonatologist after birth. The word "perinatology" is a linguistic sandwich of the Greek "peri-" meaning "around or about", "natal" from the Latin "natus" meaning "born" and "ology" from the Greek "logos" meaning "treatise or study of."

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    Information directory for perinatologists (maternal-fetal medicine specialists), sonographers, and genetic counselors. The directory also contains calculators ...

  • perinatology: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( pĕr ' ə-nā-tŏl ' ə-jē ) n. The medical study of the life and development of fetuses and infants during the ...

  • Perinatology definition

    Perinatology: A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of the fetus and complicated, high-risk pregnancies. Perinatology is also known as maternal-fetal ...

  • perinatology - definition of perinatology in the Medical ...

    perinatology /peri·na·tol·o·gy/ (-na-tol´ah-je) the branch of medicine (obstetrics and pediatrics) dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period.

  • Perinatology | Define Perinatology at Dictionary.com

    noun a field of medicine focusing on problems emerging during the perinatal period. Perinatology Definition Find Definitions For Any Word.Get Your Free Dictionary.com ...

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