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The medical study and treatment of the fetus, especially within the uterus.

fe·tol′o·gist n.


the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus


(fiˈtɒl ə dʒi)

a field of medicine involving the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the fetus.
fe•tol′o•gist, n.

fetology, foetology

the branch of medicine that studies fetuses. — fetologist, foetologist, n.
See also: Pregnancy
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Noun1.fetology - the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
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The tower would also have many new sub-specialties like urogynaecology and fetal medicine units, he added.
Dr Raja Cingapagu, Pediatric Surgeon, at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi who performed the surgery said, "The newborn was diagnosed at 12 weeks of pregnancy at the hospital's Fetal Medicine Unit, which was essential to prepare a treatment plan by different specialties at the hospital including the obstetricians, the fetal medicine specialists, the pediatric surgeons and the neonatologists.
Luis Pacheco, MD, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anesthesiology, Divisions of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
He previously was director of the division of maternal fetal medicine at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in California.
ONE of Wales' leading experts in fetal medicine has urged caution about recommendations that more babies should be born outside of hospital.
Dr Anthony Sciscione, of the Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine, said: "There is no evidence bed rest improves outcomes.
The Corniche Hospital has a very well established Fetal Medicine Unit for more than seven years but has recently began to offer enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures not previously available in UAE.
Having helped to build up a renowned fetal medicine service here, she now has a "blank canvas" to establish at her new hospital the sort of pioneering procedures which are now available to families in Liverpool.
CPSP has launched four new fellowships in Fetal Medicine, Urogynaecology, Oncology and Infertility.
framework agreement for the supply "laboratory", "clean installation work", "laboratory furniture" - needed to equip the "department of maternal fetal medicine.
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.
The lack of international guidelines places the responsibility for management, especially with regard to fetocide, squarely on the shoulders of the Fetal Medicine specialist.