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the relationship of the long axis of the fetus to that of the mother; see also presentation.
longitudinal lie a situation in which the long axis of the fetus is parallel to that of the mother; in presentation, either the head or breech presents first.
oblique lie a situation in which the long axis of the fetal body crosses that of the maternal body at an angle close to 45 degrees; in presentation, the shoulder usually presents first, but the arm or part of the trunk may also come first.
transverse lie a situation in which the long axis of the fetus is transverse to that of the mother; see illustration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Relationship of the long axis of the fetus to that of the mother. Compare: fetal habitus.
Synonym(s): fetal attitude
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Relationship of the long axis of the fetus to that of the mother.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


The position or attitude of the fetus in the womb in relation to the long axis of the mother's body. Lie may be longitudinal (normal) or transverse.
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Q. Hello I have a problem here.Can alcoholism make you lie and cheat? Hello I have a problem here. I have a baby through a married man. He claims that he was not in his senses due to alcohol and that’s how I got pregnant. Can alcoholism make you lie and cheat? He will continue to lie and cheat for the rest of his life. I don't think he'll want to be cured. Do you really want to live with someone like that? Are you going to tell your baby that his daddy is allowed to lie and cheat?

A. Dear Saloni. I wish you had not got into this situation. Extreme desperation is filling you with a very foolish hope. If you had your head together then you'd know damn well that this guy is a scumbag unworthy of your time. This guy already has two women too many, while on the other side of town there are good men who are all alone. Get away from him now!

Q. If the lie is our truth & living the truth feels fake & unreal how do we persevere to the needed chang there's the real me, good & underdeveloped. there is the worldly me, challenged as all of us probably are. there is the addict me, afflicted half or more of my life, developed & strong. two out of three are tough odds to deal with...

A. the battle against your own self is harsh and there will be casualties. reality is based on your own definition of the world around you, but it also based on how the world defines you. this is your escape from the inner struggle- define yourself and your actions not by your own faulty judgment but by how the world and it's moral judge you.
good luck.

Q. Having chronic headaches, start in base of neck and progresses to migraine, worse when lying on stomach. Why? I have been having chronic headaches for the past 2 weeks. They start in the base of my neck and become migraines. They intensify when I lay on my stomach, blood rushes and they throb. Sometimes I can give myself relief by pressing firmly on my head or keeping my neck in a certain position. Just wondering if anyone knows what might be causing them.

A. Pinched nerve, bad posture is my problem anyway. I have a pinched nerve in my neck and my posture is horrible which causes me to get the worst headaches and they always start at the base of the neck and I always thought I had great posture (set up straight and all), but I was soooo wrong. Check with a Doctor and seek help from a Chiropractor if possible. They can do wonders. But for now, try lying on your back with a pillow or towel rolled up and placed under your neck only. It will support your neck and give it a nice crack too that helps a good deal too. That also helps keep the headaches away. Do you get sick to your stomach when the headaches come on?

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Constatant que les grands symboles de la corruption et de la prevarication ne sont aucunement inquietes par la justice et qu'ils echappent a toute poursuite, nombre de Marocains estiment que l'actuel gouvernement est en effet incapable de mener a son terme le chantier de lutte contre la corruption et que le discours qu'il tient depasse de loin ses actes.
I remember, years ago, a marvelous piece that described the stations of indignant denial, prevarication, trimming, excuse-making, and illness that public figures inevitably pass through when they're caught.
CORRECTION: Hailing the Rosenbergs as victims and principled martyrs to an altruistic cause is either misguided foolishness or purposeful prevarication. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were Communist traitors who betrayed their country by engaging in atomic espionage on behalf of a monstrous conspiracy ultimately responsible for the deaths of perhaps a hundred million people.
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This attitude contrasts starkly with their English counterparts, whose prevarication and animosity has consistently bogged down the progress of high-speed tracks through Kent to London.
"The Pinocchio effect" is just one example of prevarication picked up in the testimony by Dr.
Hirsch and a colleague studied videotapes of President Clinton and found "markedly positive" evidence of prevarication on 20 of 23 physical signs of lying--including nose touching ("the Pinocchio effect"), leaning forward ("liar's lean"), sighing, and speech errors (J.
After years of prevarication, Kiev finally accepted at the end of 2000 to completely close down the power plant (one of its reactors was still working) in exchange for USD2.3 billion's worth of Western aid.
February: BSkyB withdraws offer of pounds 122m to Super 12 racecourses over seven years for all media rights, citing "prevarication and lack of vision" by the tracks.
The pattern of prevarication and half-truths, of course, has been in place even before the president took office, and it has never been restricted to arguably personal matters: While candidate Clinton gave halting, patently insincere, and predictably evolving accounts of his relationship with Gennifer Flowers (and the use of state troopers in facilitating the affair), he did the same regarding his draft experience and experimentation with drugs.
Sidney composed his eloquent defense of imaginative literature against charges of time-wasting, prevarication, and allurement to vice.
It is very important not to remove yourself from this process, leaving it up to your architect or any other prevarication of a normal bid process.