dysmaturity

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dysmaturity

 [dis″mah-choor´ĭ-te]
the condition in a fetus of being small or immature for gestational age with malnourishment and evidence of chronic stress in utero; usually seen in a postterm pregnancy.
pulmonary dysmaturity Wilson-Mikity syndrome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·ma·tu·ri·ty

(dis'mă-chūr'i-tē),
Syndrome of an infant born with relative absence of subcutaneous fat, wrinkling of the skin, prominent finger and toe nails, and meconium staining of the infant's skin and of the placental membranes; often associated with postmaturity or placental insufficiency.
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dysmaturity

A nonspecific term used for various conditions.
(1) Disordered development—e.g., of a foetus; maldevelopment appears preferable.
(2) Postmaturity; postmaturity syndrome.
(3) The condition of being small or immature for gestational age, said of foetuses that are the product of a pregnancy involving placental dysfunction; immature and small for gestational age are both terms that are better understood.
(4) Failure of an organism to develop or achieve structural or functional maturity; immaturity appears preferable.
(5) Placental dysfunction.

Given the confusing overlap of varying definitions, it is best unused in the working medical parlance.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·ma·tu·ri·ty

(dis'mă-chŭr'i-tē)
Syndrome of an infant born with relative absence of subcutaneous fat, wrinkling of the skin, prominent finger and toe nails, and meconium staining of skin and placental membranes; often associated with postmaturity or placental insufficiency.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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