premature delivery

premature delivery
noun or premature labor
: expulsion of the human fetus after the 28th week of gestation but before the normal time

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  • premature labor — n the labor preceding premature delivery * * * preterm labor labor that takes place before the normal end of gestation, usually meaning between the twentieth and the thirty seventh completed weeks after onset of the last menstrual period …   Medical dictionary

  • Premature birth — ] *anxietycite journal |author=Dole N, Savitz DA, Hertz Picciotto I, Siega Riz AM, McMahon MJ, Buekens P |title=Maternal stress and preterm birth |journal=Am. J. Epidemiol. |volume=157 |issue=1 |pages=14–24 |year=2003 |pmid=12505886… …   Wikipedia

  • premature labor — noun labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation • Syn: ↑premature labour • Hypernyms: ↑parturiency, ↑labor, ↑labour, ↑confinement, ↑lying in, ↑travail, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Premature rupture of membranes — (PROM) is a condition which occurs in pregnancy when the amniotic sac ruptures more than an hour before the onset of labor. PROM is prolonged when it occurs more than 18 hours before labor. PROM is preterm (PPROM) when it occurs before 37 weeks… …   Wikipedia

  • premature birth and postmature birth — ▪ medicine       in humans, respectively, any birth that occurs significantly before or after the expected date of delivery.       A premature birth is defined as one that occurs less than 37 weeks after conception. In the United States… …   Universalium

  • delivery — noun 1 act of delivering sth; goods delivered ADJECTIVE ▪ large, small ▪ express, fast, immediate, prompt, quick ▪ on time (esp …   Collocations dictionary

  • delivery — [[t]dɪlɪ̱vəri[/t]] ♦♦♦ deliveries 1) N VAR: oft N of n Delivery or a delivery is the bringing of letters, parcels, or other goods to someone s house or to another place where they want them. Please allow 28 days for delivery... It is available at …   English dictionary

  • delivery — Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world. assisted cephalic d. extraction of a fetus that presents by the head. breech d …   Medical dictionary

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