prenatal diagnosis

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Noun1.prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
echography, sonography, ultrasonography, ultrasound - using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
amnio, amniocentesis - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
fetoscopy, foetoscopy - prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood
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When one carrier marries another; they could have a chance of having an offspring with thalassemia major therefore prenatal diagnosis of thalassemia affected families was very important to control the disease in Pakistan in general and KP in particular.
The only option to address this problem is the preventive approach which requires prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling," a press release read.
Prenatal diagnosis of genetic anomalies is important for diagnosing lethal genetic conditions before birth.
This improves the opportunity for better monitoring, specialized ultrasounds and targeted prenatal diagnosis.
Electron microscopy reveals abnormal keratohyalin granules with poorly formed intracellular lipid lamellae in the stratum coneum.1 Prenatal diagnosis with chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniotic fluid cells analysis is advised in women with previous affected baby.
Denmark's high termination rate following a positive prenatal diagnosis is used in a similar way--to conjure the specter of eugenics, and all the historical baggage that term necessarily carries with it, as a means of condemning abortion decisions made after nip t results are confirmed.
However, prenatal diagnosis of pregnancies at risk of single-gene disorders still requires the use of invasive techniques, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
Deutinger, "The value of sonographic diagnosis of fetal malformations: Different results between indication-based and screening-based investigations," Prenatal Diagnosis, vol.