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perinatology

 [per″i-na-tol´o-je]
the branch of medicine (obstetrics and pediatrics) dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period.

per·i·na·tol·o·gy

(per'i-nā-tol'ŏ-jē),
A subspeciality of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when the mother or fetus is at a high risk for complications.
Synonym(s): perinatal medicine

perinatology

/peri·na·tol·o·gy/ (-na-tol´ah-je) the branch of medicine (obstetrics and pediatrics) dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period.

perinatology

(pĕr′ə-nā-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The medical specialty concerned with the care of the mother, fetus, and infant during the perinatal period.

perinatology

[-nātol′əgē]
Etymology: Gk, peri + L, natus, birth; Gk, logos, science
a branch of medicine concerned with the study of the anatomical and physiological characteristics of mothers and their unborn and newborns, with diagnosis and treatment of disorders occurring in them during pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium. perinatologic, perinatological, adj.

per·i·na·tol·o·gy

(per'i-nā-tol'ŏ-jē)
A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when one or both is at high risk of complications.
Synonym(s): perinatal medicine.

perinatology

The study of the care of the pregnant woman, the developing fetus and the new-born baby, and especially of those cases in which risk is anticipated from conditions known to endanger the life or health of the fetus or mother.

perinatology

the branch of veterinary medicine (obstetrics and pediatrics) dealing with the fetus and the newborn during the perinatal period.
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The perinatologist told us that if he saw a patient whose baby had nuchal folds that were 7 1/2 or 8 millimeters, it was almost a given that the child would have Down syndrome.
Then, recognizing a growing local need for this important medical subspecialty, Sacred Heart Medical Center recruited and hired a perinatologist to serve the Eugene-Springfield area.
Perinatologists may plan and coordinate the delivery of mothers with medical problems, such as diabetes.
Conclusion: The IRS concluded that Hospital D did not jeopardize its tax-exempt status in this recruitment effort because objective evidence demonstrated a need for four perinatologists to provide coverage for the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit so that the hospital could promote the health of the community it serves, the provision of a reasonable private practice income guarantee as a recruitment incentive that is conditioned on the physician's obtaining medical staff privileges and providing coverage for the neonatal care unit is reasonably related to accomplishment of the charitable purposes of the hospital, and the community benefit provided by recruitment of the perinatologist outweighed any private benefit to the physician.
a noted perinatologist who served as medical director of The Women's Hospital for two decades.
The income saved can be allocated to the cost of the perinatologist who can also generate income through consultation.
However, obstetricians and perinatologists confirm that even during the 20-to 23-week range, if a baby is expelled or extracted completely from the womb, he or she will often breathe and have a heartbeat for hours, even though lung development is usually insufficient to permit successful sustained life until 23-24 weeks.
A team of forty nurses, respiratory therapists, perinatologists, neonatologists, and anesthesiologists officiated at the delivery.
It was also selected for presentation in December 2012 at Hot Topics, the nation's premiere neonatal conference, with anticipated attendance of more than 1,000 neonatologists and perinatologists.
Gilbert Webb, is a group of specialists, sometimes called perinatologists or high-risk obstetricians, with training in obstetrics and gynecology.
physicians, well-trained sonographers, well-trained perinatal nurses, and perinatologists who specialize in high-risk maternal and fetal complications.
We agree with the authors that invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures may challenge the integrity of pro-life obstetricians and perinatologists.