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engagement

 [en-gāj´ment]
the entrance of the largest diameter of the fetal head into the smallest diameter of the maternal pelvis.

en·gage·ment

(en-gāj'ment),
In obstetrics, the mechanism by which the biparietal diameter of the fetal head enters the plane of the inlet.

engagement

Medspeak-UK
The promotion of active involvement of an individual in communication, which requires consistency between oral and non-verbal behaviour that respects the individuals’ experience, expertise, culture, history and religion.
 
Obstetrics
The first movement made by the baby’s head during labour and delivery, which consists of the presenting part’s descent through the pelvic inlet; it requires complete dilation of the cervix.

Vox populi
The time between the proposal of a marriage and its actual ceremony.

engagement

Obstetrics The descent of the widest part of the presenting part of the baby's head through the pelvic inlet, which requires that the cervix is completely dilated; it is the first movement made by the baby's head during L&D. See Labor & delivery.

en·gage·ment

(en-gāj'mĕnt)
obstetrics The mechanism by which the biparietal diameter of the fetal head enters the plane of the inlet.
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