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Of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a fetus.


(ˈfiːtəl) or


(Anatomy) of, relating to, or resembling a fetus


(ˈfit l)

of, pertaining to, or having the character of a fetus.
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Adj.1.fetal - of or relating to a fetus; "fetal development"


(American) fetus (ˈfiːtəs) noun
a young human being, animal, bird etc in the early stages of development before it is born or hatched.
ˈfoetal , (American) ˈfetal adjective
of a foetus. in a foetal position.


a. fetal, rel. al feto;
___ alcohol syndromesíndrome alcohólico ___;
___ aspiration syndromesíndrome de aspiración ___;
___ circulationcirculación ___;
___ deathmuerte ___;
___ drug syndromesíndrome ___ del abuso de droga;
___ dystociadistocia ___;
___ growth retardationretardo del crecimiento ___;
___ heart tonelatido del corazón ___;
___ hydropshidropesía ___;
___ maturity, chronologicedad gestacional;
___ medicinemedicina ___;
___ membranemembrana ___;
___ monitoringmonitorización ___;
___ placentaplacenta ___;
___ pulse oximeteroxímetro de pulso ___;
___ transfusiontransfusión de sangre in utero;
___ viabilityviabilidad ___;
___ wastagedesperdicio ___.


adj fetal
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The disease is caused by flavivirus and affects approximately 68,000 people annually in Asia.Astonishingly there is no permanent cure to the fetal disease and about 20-30% of patient usually dies within a short span of time from the onset of disease.
Addressing the participants of the seminar, social organizer TB round six program Astore, Nouman Ali said TB is not a fetal disease and can be controlled if the patients take proper and regular medicines.
The study researchers first generated human iPSCs from fetal cells taken from amniotic fluid from two pregnancies with severe fetal disease (Down syndrome and twin-twin3 transfusion syndrome).
As patho physiology lies in placenta most attention is drawn to examine the placenta in recent years as it give valuable indication for maternal and fetal disease many of disorders of pregnancy which are associated with high perinatal morbidity and mortality are accompanied by this pathological changes in placenta (1) most obstetricians and pediatricians would agree that the examination of placenta often helps to explain an abnormal neonatal outcome.
Talking to reporter here Thursday, a poultry expert Dr.Asad Malik said that due to the changing climate the poultry farms had to face different diseases like H9 and CRD adding, "Flu of H9 attacks the farms and it causes the most fetal disease ND (Rani Khait).
This offers the advantage to manage maternal and fetal disease independently based on their individual severities.
Fetal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, reproductive medicine, and other specialists from Europe, North America, Australia, and Hong Kong consider aspects of transplacental therapy and both ultrasound and fetoscopic-directed interventions to treat fetal disease. They describe the pathogenesis of disease processes, treatment involving transplacental drug therapy, invasive procedures, and fetal surgery for various diseases, emphasizing treatments that have been established in clinical practice, reviewing the literature, and discussing why some therapy has failed to live up to its promise.