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1. The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth; pregnancy.
2. The conception and development of a plan or an idea in the mind.

[Late Latin gestātiō, gestātiōn-, from Latin, a carrying, from gestātus, past participle of gestāre, freqentative of gerere, to carry.]

ges′ta·to′ry (jĕs′tə-tôr′ē), ges·ta′tion·al adj.
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Adj.1.gestational - of or relating to gestation


a. gestacional, gravídico-a, o del embarazo.


adj gestacional
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Diabetes UK added that women trying to conceive should keep a healthy weight to lower the risk of gestational diabetes.
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Objective: To evaluate and compare feto-maternal outcomes and glycemic control in metformin versus insulin treated gestational diabetics.
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