presenting part

presenting part

[prəsen′ting]
Etymology: L, praesentare + pars, part
the part of the fetus that lies closest to the internal os of the cervix.

presenting part

(part)
Before delivery, the fetal anatomical structure nearest the internal cervical os, identified by sonogram or palpation during vaginal examination.
See: presentation for illus
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This allows communication with the woman, attending nurse, and support person(s), as well as for a brief review of recent estimated fetal weight, length of the second stage, position of the presenting part, degree of flexion, presence of caput, and other last-minute details.
Emyr, known to everyone as Himyrs, said: "It's semi-autobiographical and in a way is my way of presenting part of my life story.
Cervical dilatation, moulding, descent of the presenting part and blood pressure monitored every four hours; (2).
IntroductionLabour is onset of regular uterine contraction followed by progressive cervical dilatation effacement and descent of the presenting part.
Other performers will include other international soloists, students from the Moscow State Dance Theatre presenting part of the Nutcracker Ballet, young Omani musicians from the Oud Hobbyists Association, a Serbian youth orchestra, and a girls' dance troupe from Tajikistan.
Presenting part of the "common vision" for the city, George Lordos said: "The goal should be a city of tomorrow -- a model of peaceful co-existence and a magnet for creative youth to live.
These included ballottement (present or absent) of fetal parts in the uterine fundus, and of the presenting part in the lower pole of the uterus.
I can't say what show but I was presenting part of the show and I would love to do more.
Investigators classified laboring women (n=51) as having continued fluid loss and no fetal membranes covering the presenting part and progressing to delivery.
The group has raised $141,000, presenting part of that sum at a February 12 candlelight vigil in memory of both WTC and tsunami victims.
I call TV stations and say, `Why are you only presenting part of the story?
In particular, Nurse Prewitt testified that, under the circumstances a "reasonable and prudent labor and delivery nurse" would have attempted to "visualize the presenting part of the fetus" and, if she could not do so, she would have "inquired of both the station and presentation of the fetus" and then collaborated with the physician regarding the propriety of the proposed procedure.