postmature


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post·ma·ture

(pōst'mă-tūr', mă-tyūr'),
Referring to a fetus that remains in the uterus longer than the normal gestational period; that is, longer than 42 weeks (288 days) in humans.

post·ma·ture

, postmature infant , postterm infant (pōst'mă-chŭr', in'fănt, pōst-tĕrm')
Referring to a fetus that remains in the uterus longer than the normal gestational period, i.e., longer than 42 weeks (288 days) in humans, which puts the child at risk because of inadequate placental function. The infant usually has wrinkled skin, and sometimes more serious abnormalities.

postmature

(pōst″mă-tūr′) [″ + maturus, ripe]
Pert. to an infant born after an estimated 42 weeks' gestation, who exhibits findings consistent with postmaturity syndrome.
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Birth defects were significantly correlated with premature delivery and LBW always, but only some years had relationship with postmature delivery.
The authors assure the reader how unlikely it is that the variations listed--breach presentation, Caesarean section, meconium staining, postmature baby, premature baby, vaginal birth after Caesarean--would occur to her.
Infants with a gestational age below 37 weeks at birth were considered as preterm, infants with a gestation age of 37-42 weeks at birth were considered as term and infants with a gestational age above 42 weeks were considered postmature.
Although maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy has been associated with adverse outcomes such as FAS, stillbirth, miscarriage, being small-for-gestational age, low birth weight, pre- and postmature birth, and abruptio placentae, the precise mechanisms are not known.