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ce·phal·ic pre·sen·ta·tion

presentation of any part of the fetal head, usually the upper and back part, as a result of flexion such that the chin is in contact with the thorax in vertex presentation; there may be degrees of flexion so that the presenting part is the large fontanel in sincipital presentation, the brow in brow presentation, or the face in face presentation.
Synonym(s): head presentation

face presentation

Obstetrics An uncommon presenting position of the baby at the time of delivery, where the face is the presenting part; if the chin is extended, the head becomes caught in the symphysis pubis and can't be delivered, therefore mandating a C-section. See Cesarean section, Presentation.

ce·phal·ic pre·sen·ta·tion

(sĕ-fal'ik prez'ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Presentation of any part of the fetal head, usually the upper and back part as a result of flexion such that the chin is in contact with the thorax in vertex presentation; there may be degrees of flexion so that the presenting part is the large fontanelle in sincipital presentation, the brow in brow presentation, or the face in face presentation.
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In the present study face presentation accounted to 5.82% cases of malpresentation, of which 74.7% were delivered by caesarean section.
The specific cognitive tests included word presentations, immediate word recall, picture presentations, face presentations, simple reaction times, choice reaction times, four-choice reaction times, Stroop color-word task, numeric working memory, alphabetic working memory, Corsi block-tapping task, N-back task, delayed word recall, delayed word recognition, delayed picture recognition, delayed face recognition, serial sevens subtraction task, serial threes subtraction task, and rapid visual information processing or Bakan task.
The specific cognitive tests included word presentations, immediate word recall, picture presentations, face presentations, simple reaction times, choice reaction times, four-choice reaction times, Stroop colorword task, numeric working memory, alphabetic working memory, Corsi blocktapping task, N-back task, delayed word recall, delayed word recognition, delayed picture recognition, delayed face recognition, serial sevens subtraction task, serial threes subtraction task, and rapid visual information processing or Bakan task.