Obstetrical Terms

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Inherited disease characterized by mental and physical retardation, convulsions, enlargement of the head and eventually death. Trait is usually carried by Ashkenazi Jews.
Dilatation or swelling of a small blood vessel. Sometimes called an angioma. During pregnancy, another common name is a spider angioma.
Causes abnormal development.
Group of inherited disorders of hemoglobin metabolism, which results in a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin formed.
Bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy without cramping or contractions.
Formation of a blood clot (thrombus).
Monilial or yeast infection occurring in the mouth or mucous membranes of a newborn infant.
Abnormality of the thyroid gland and its production of thyroid hormone.
Stopping contractions during premature labor.
Infection caused by toxoplasma gondii.
Fetus is turned sideways in uterus.
Venereal infection caused by trichomonas.
Method of dividing pregnancy into three equal time periods of about 13 weeks each.
Cell layer important in early development of the embryo and fetus. It provides nourishment from the mother to the fetus and participates in the formation of the placenta.