fetal attitude


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Related to fetal attitude: fetal lie

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Relationship of the long axis of the fetus to that of the mother. Compare: fetal habitus.
Synonym(s): fetal attitude

fetal attitude

the relationship of the fetal parts to each other. An example is the "military" attitude, in which the fetal head is not flexed and the chin is not on the chest as usual but is held straight up. Compare fetal position, fetal presentation.

fetal attitude

The relationship of the fetal parts to one another (e.g., the head and extremities flexed against the body).
See also: attitude