Naegele, Franz Carl


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Naegele, Franz Carl

(na'ge-le)
[German obstetrician, 1777–1851]

Naegele's obliquity.

Anterior parietal presentation of the fetal head in labor. Synonym: anterior asynclitism.

Naegele's pelvis.

An obliquely contracted pelvis in which the conjugate diameter assumes an oblique direction. The condition is caused by disease in infancy.

Naegele's rule

A numerical formula for estimating the date labor will begin; by subtracting 3 months from the first day of the last menstrual period and adding 7 days to that date, a provisional date of delivery is identified.