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Ambulatory
Walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.
Amniocentesis
transabdomental perforation of the amniotic sac for the purpose of obtaining a sample of amniotic fluid
Amniotic fluid
the Albuminous fluid contained in the amniotic sac; the fetus floats in the amniotic fluid.
Amniotomy
rupture of the amniotic membrane
anasarca
generalized massive edema
anomalies
marked deviation from normal
atelectasis
a collapsed or airless state of the lungs
auscultation
listening for sounds produced inside the body
biparietal
of or pertaining to the two quadrilateral bones forming the sides and roof of the cranium
catabolic
destructive
cephalopelvic
pertaining to the relationship of the fetal head and the maternal pelvis (i.e. cephalopelvic disproportion)
cerebral
pertaining to the brain
congenital
presant at and exsiting from the time of birth
convulsion
a series of involuntary contractions of the voluntary muscles
corticosteroid
any of the hormones produced by the adrenal cortex
cotyledons
subdivisions of the uterine surface of the placenta
crown
topmost part of the head
cyanosis
a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to excessive concentration of reduced hemoglobin in the blood.
Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
a general term referring to a variety of disorders characterized by excessive urination (polyuria). A disturbance in the oxidation and utilization of glucose, which is secondary to a malfunction of the beta cells of the pancreas, whose function is the productions and release of insulin.Because insulin is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, diabetes is not limited to a disturbance of glucose homeostasis alone.
diuresis
increased urine excretion or the amount of urine
diuretic
increasing the excretion or the amount of urine.
edema
an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the intercellular spaces of the body
electrolyte
a chemical substance which, when dissolved in water or melted, dissociates into electrically charged particals and thus is capable of conducting an electric current.
etiology
the science dealing with causes of disease
euglycemia
a normal level of glucose in the blood
extravascular
outside the blood vessels
femur
thighbone
Fowler's position
the head of the patents bed is raised 18 to 20 inches above the level, with the knees also elevated
gastroschisis
a defect in the abdominal wall.
glomerulus
a small tuft or cluster; a small convoluted mass of capillaries, especially a network of vascular tufts encased in the malpighian capsule of the kidney.
glucosuria
the presence of glucose in the urine
glucose
a simple sugar
gravida
pregnant women
Human placental lactogen
any substance that enhances lactation; a hormaone secreted by the placenta, which disappears from the blood immediately after delivery. it has lactogenic, luteotropic and growth-promoting activity, and inhibits maternal insulin activity during pregnancy.
hydramnios
excess of anmiotic fluid.
hydrocephalus
enlargement of the cranium caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cerebral ventricular system (water on the brain)
hyperbillirubinemia
excess of bilirubin in the blood
hyperglycemia
excess of glucose in the blood
hypertention
persistently high blood pressure
hypertonic
incressed tention, as in the uterus
hypoglycemic
an abnormally low level of sugar in the blood
hypomagnesemia
diminished magnesium in the blood
hypoxia
diminished availability of oxygen to the body tissues
intrapartum
occuring during childbirth or delivery
karotype
the chromosomal constitution of the cell neucleus
macrosomia
great bodily size.
Magnesium sulfate
epsom salt; used as an electrolyte replenisher, cathartic, and a local anti-inflammatory
Magnesium sulfate
epsom salt; used as an electrolyte replenisher, cathartic, and a local anti-inflammatory