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delivery

 [de-liv´er-e]
1. the bringing of something to a place.
2. expulsion or extraction of the child and fetal membranes at birth; see also labor. Called also accouchement.
abdominal delivery cesarean section.
breech delivery delivery of a fetus in breech presentation; see also breech extraction.
controlled drug delivery a system used in dentistry that delivers an antimicrobial agent to the target site and maintains the desired concentration for enough time without development of resistant bacteria.
forceps delivery extraction of a fetus from the maternal passages by application of forceps to the child's head. See illustration.
Forceps delivery. From Dorland's, 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·liv·er·y

(dĕ-liv'ĕr-ē),
Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

delivery

(dĭ-lĭv′ə-rē, -lĭv′rē)
n. pl. deliver·ies
The act of giving birth; parturition.
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delivery

Obstetrics The passage of a fetus and placenta via the birth canal to the stage called life. See Breech delivery, Vaginal delivery, Vaginal delivery after cesarean section delivery, Vertex delivery Pharmacology The actual, constructive, or attempted transfer of any item regulated under a jurisdiction's controlled substance legislation. See Drug delivery Therapeutics See Drug delivery.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

de·liv·er·y

(dĕ-liv'ĕr-ē)
Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

delivery

The process of being delivered of a child in childbirth.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about delivery

Q. how long does the delivery of the baby usually takes?

A. we waited almost 8 hours at the hospital...but the last part shouldn't take more then 40 minutes i guess..but i was so overwhelmed that i didn't look on the watch?

Q. What risk is it in a pre-delivery? let say couple of weeks before the due . and what is the earliest one can deliver with out harming the baby ?

A. I think just couple of weeks premature is not a major problems because the baby lungs is considered fully develop at 32 weeks and the survival rate is much greater than babies born before 24 weeks. Don't worry because the last part of the pregnancy is just weight gain of the fetus.

Q. How many women actually give birth on their EDD (expected delivery date)? I am pregnant and my EDD is January 22nd. I was wondering what are the chances I will give birth on that day exactly?

A. If it's your first pregnancy, you probably will give birth after your EDD, as first pregnancies tend to be longer. Your EDD is after a full 40 weeks of pregnancy. It is most common to give birth between 38- 42 weeks of pregnancy.

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This model is exemplified by Alza, which was founded to improve medical treatment through controlled drug delivery and focused on improving existing drugs rather than developing new ones.
Editors Zaikov, Jimenez and Monakov (no affiliations listed) include research on such topics as novel carriers for controlled drug delivery systems, the mechanical properties of starch-based nano-biocomposites and the synergetic model of glass transition for polymeric materials.
will cover: The Early History and Evolution of the Controlled Drug Delivery Field.
Known as the father of controlled drug delivery and tissue engineering, Professor Langer has been cited as "one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine".
* The development of controlled drug delivery systems to provide greater efficacy with fewer side effects than traditional drug delivery systems such as tablets, capsules, and injections.
Stimuli-responsive biodegradable and biocompatible films have recently showed enormous potential in controlled drug delivery applications [9-14].
(7) Vyas S P, Khar R K (2001) Controlled drug delivery concepts and advances, 1st ed, vallabh prakashan, delhi: 29-33.
Session 9 on Polymers in Drug Delivery will include the following presentations: "Synthesis of polymeric biocompatible materials for controlled drug delivery by means of supercritical technology," Juan Francisco Rodriguez, Antonio de Lucas, Ignacio Gracia and Eng Rosario Mazarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; and "Triggered release of therapeutics from medical polymers," Colin McCoy, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(Birmingham, AL; 205-917-2220), a company engaged in the development of controlled drug delivery technologies, announced that is has entered into a collaboration with AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE) to investigate the feasibility of an injectable sustained release formulation of an undisclosed drug using Southern BioSystems' SABER drug delivery system.
The biodegradable nature of the hydrogels also allows for the complete release of medication into the body when they are used for controlled drug delivery. Many of the new drugs available have large molecular weights, such as proteins and peptides, and they have difficulty diffusing from nonbiodegradable carriers.
is the leader in controlled drug delivery systems and should continue to benefit from a rising stream of royalties from licensees, as well as increasing sales of its own proprietary drugs.
ZYN002 is a clear, permeation-enhanced gel that is designed to provide consistent, controlled drug delivery transdermally with convenient twice-daily dosing.

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