preparturient

pre·par·tu·ri·ent

(prē'par-tū'rē-ent),
Relating to the period before birth.
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1994), and played only a limited role in preparturient activity of sows (Rushen et al.
The preparturient behaviour of sows in enriched pens and the effect of pre-formed nests.
Preparturient variation in progesterone, prolactin, oxytocin and somatostatin in relation to nest building in sows.
In addition to previously recognized neonatal and developmental abnormalities associated with placental HEV, data from this study of livebirths identifies additional HEV-associated clinical events that are detectable in the preparturient period.
subt] is the preparturient ungulate population in the absence of predation.
Lactogenesis is accomplished by the preparturient withdrawal of progesterone and an increase in prolactin (de Passille et al.