medical foetal therapy

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medical foetal therapy

Any therapy in which a pharmacologic agent is administered to a woman or her foetus in order to avoid or alleviate foetal disease.

Examples
Use of blood products or other agents to prevent neural tube defects, endocrine or metabolic disorders (e.g., congenital adrenal hyperplasia, thyroid disease).
References in periodicals archive ?
The four other centres are for neonatology (the care of newborn infants), foetal therapy and intervention, reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and genetics and genomic medicine.
The following subject heading or keywords were applied in our search: congenital diaphragmatic hernia, foetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion, foetal therapy and pulmonary or lung development.
Recently the various invasive and non invasive approaches aimed at correction of different foetal defects had led to the emergence of a highly promising superspeciality of foetal therapy.