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maternal

 [mah-ter´nal]
pertaining to the female parent.
maternal deprivation syndrome failure to thrive with severe growth retardation, unresponsiveness to the environment, depression, retarded mental and emotional development, and behavioral problems as a result of loss, absence, or neglect of the mother or other primary caregiver.

ma·ter·nal

(mă-ter'năl),
Relating to or derived from the mother.
[L. maternus, fr. mater, mother]

maternal

/ma·ter·nal/ (mah-ter´nal) pertaining to the mother.

maternal

(mə-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to or characteristic of a mother or motherhood; motherly: maternal instinct.
2. Inherited from one's mother: a maternal trait.
3. Related through one's mother: my maternal uncle.

ma·ter′nal·ism n.
ma·ter′nal·ly adv.

maternal (mat, matern.)

[mətur′nəl]
Etymology: L, maternus, motherhood
1 inherited, derived, or received from a mother.
2 motherly in behavior.
3 related through the mother's side of the family, such as a maternal grandfather.

maternal

adjective
(1) Referring to a mother; motherly.
(2) Referring to a woman who has given birth.

hydrops fetalis

Kernicterus, Rh incompatibility, Rh-induced hemolytic disease of newborn Obstetrics An accumulation of fluid in neonates, resulting in a 'puffy', plethoric or hydropic appearance that may be due to various etiologies Clinical Ascites, edema, ↓ protein or chronic intrauterine anemia, hepatosplenomegaly, cardiomegaly, extramedullary hematopoiesis, jaundice, pallor COD Heart failure. See Hemolytic disease of the newborn.
Hydrops Fetalis, causes
Immune Mother produces IgG antibodies against infant antigen(s), often an RBC antigen, most commonly, anti-RhD, which then passes into the fetal circulation, causing hemolysis
Non-immune Hydrops may result from various etiologies including
•  Fetal origin, eg congenital heart disease (premature foramen ovale closure, large AV septal defect), hematologic (erythroblastosis fetalis, α-thalassemia due to hemoglobin Barts, chronic fetomaternal or twin-twin transfusion), infection (CMV, herpesvirus, rubella, sepsis, toxoplasma), pulmonary (cystic adenomatoid malformation, diaphragmatic hernia, with pulmonary hypoplasia, lymphangiectasia), renal (vein thrombosis, congenital nephrosis) and teratomas, skeletal malformations (achondroplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta, fetal neuroblastomatosis, storage disease, meconium peritonitis, idiopathic)
•  Placental Chorangioma, umbilical or chorionic vein thrombosis
 Maternal DM, toxemia  

ma·ter·nal

(mă-tĕr'năl)
Relating to or derived from the mother.
[L. maternus, fr. mater, mother]

Maternal

From one's mother.
Mentioned in: Prader-Willi Syndrome

maternal

pertaining to the female parent.

maternal antibodies
see maternal antibody and passive immunity.
maternal bond
see dam-offspring bond.
maternal effect
the transitory influence of the mother on the phenotype of her offspring, caused by factors such as milk yield and uterine environment.
maternal neglect
failure of the dam to stay with the neonate, failure to groom it, help it to feed, find it if separated. The extreme degree is desertion. Characteristic of some breeds, e.g. merino ewes. See also mismothering.
maternal nutritional status
body condition of a dam, pregnant or with a neonate at foot; important management feature as insurance for the survival of the offspring.
maternal obstetric paralysis
a common abnormality after a difficult calving, especially in a heifer. It is caused by pressure on peripheral nerves, and manifests itself as weakness, paresthesia in one hindleg, or difficulty or inability to rise. The ligaments, joints and muscles are normal. See also obturator paralysis.
maternal pelvic inlet
the size of the aperture leading from the peritoneal to the pelvic cavity.
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Theirs is a maternalistic relationship, similar to the kinds of relationships Boggie delineates.
The second section of the book describes the emergence of the Maternalistic state in the late 1960s which was grounded in psychological research findings surrounding the importance of the mother-child relationship--a view toward which Haney is rather unsympathetic.
In time, the author claims, the Maternalistic State gave way to a model in which eligibility was linked to need.
In maternalistic relations, the mistress camouflages the controlling aspect of maternalism by emphasizing benevolence and "charity".
On the other hand, the maid often establishes or participates in a maternalistic relationship with her mistress because of her own feelings of isolation within the household where she works (Cock 1980; Rollins 1985; Romero 1988b; Gill 1990; Cohen 1991; Constable 1997).
I discuss three types of dependency and analyze the co-relation between dependency and maternalistic styles.
It is one unavoidable consequence and complication of maternalistic relations.
The modern form, the socialist or welfare state, may well be called maternalistic, as it claims to act for the elevation and empowerment of the lower classes: feeding, instructing, and protecting the weak.
Russian socialism, says Nissen, came about as a maternalistic reaction to economic chaos and need.
25) Though it was possible to discern in the call for more involvement with Maori elements of a maternalistic approach, it nevertheless also suggested a change in apostolic priorities and a recognition of the deteriorating situation of urban Maori.