prenatal life

(redirected from intrauterine life)

pre·na·tal life

that interval of life between conception and birth; in humans, usually divided into embryonic and fetal periods.
Synonym(s): intrauterine life
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Adipokines, which are produced during intrauterine life, have recently been implicated in fetal growth.
Prenatal diagnosis of fetal cervical mass requires a careful and permanent investigation, as it can imply important decisions and therapy even during intrauterine life. Early diagnosis and prompt therapy are essential to optimize prognosis.
Doctors told the parents that it was likely that the tumour had developed during the child's intrauterine life.
Cardiac rhabdomyoma in intrauterine life: clinical features and natural history.
Exposure to noticeable oxidative stress in the intrauterine life has been deemed to lead to intrauterine fetal death2-4 and poor perinatal outcome5.
These originate from incomplete cavitation at the site of the future joint space with subsequent chondrification and ossification during the 4th to 8th weeks of intrauterine life and it may be transmitted as an autosomal dominant disorder [1, 5, 6].
Liver injury begins during intrauterine life and most patients with GALD-NH show signs of fetal disease.
"The child was breathless and we suspect that he developed the tumour during intrauterine life," Dr Kunhi said.
The sites where ectopic meningiomas have been reported with a higher frequency include those where neural tube closure problems during intrauterine life could have led to the development of meningeal rests.
The major part of the developmental process pertaining to cell division occurs during intrauterine life; more than 90% of the cell divisions necessary to make an adult human occur before birth.
Although no Act in SA law provides this definition, the Births and Deaths Registration Act [2] defines a stillbirth as birth of a fetus that completed 26 weeks of intrauterine life. The assumption is therefore that the legal definition of gestational age should be in keeping with time of intrauterine life and be indicated as from conception (generally medically regarded as 2 weeks after the first day of the LNMP).

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