pregnancy (preg´nan-se)

The condition of a female after conception until the birth of the baby.fetation, gestation, gravidism, graviditas; [L. praegnans (praegnant-), pregnant, fr. prae, before, + gnascor, pp. natus, to be born]
abdominal p. the implantation and development of the ovum in the peritoneal cavity, usually secondary to an early rupture of a tubal p.; very rarely, primary implantation may occur in the peritoneal cavity.abdominocyesis (1), intraperitoneal p;
aborted ectopic p. tubal abortion
ampullar p. tubal p. situated near the midportion of the oviduct.
bigeminal p. twin p
cervical p. the implantation and development of the impregnated ovum in the cervical canal.
combined p. coexisting uterine and ectopic p.
compound p. development of a uterine p. in addition to a previously existing ectopic pregnancy (usually a lithopedion).
cornual p. the implantation and development of the impregnated ovum in one of the cornua of the uterus.
ectopic p. the development of an impregnated ovum outside the cavity of the uterus.eccyesis, extrauterine p., metacyesis, paracyesis;
extraamniotic p. a p. in which the chorion is intact, but the amnion has ruptured and shrunk.graviditas examnialis;
extrachorial p. p. in which the membranes rupture and shrink, causing the fetus to develop outside the chorionic sac but within the uterus.graviditas exochorialis;
extramembranous p. a p. in which during the course of gestation the fetus has broken through its envelopes, coming directly in contact with the uterine walls.
extrauterine p. ectopic p
fallopian p. tubal p
false p. a condition in which some signs and symptoms suggest pregnancy, although the woman is not pregnant.hysterical p., pseudocyesis, pseudopregnancy (1), spurious p;
heterotopic p. a p. not in the uterine cavity.
hydatid p. the presence of a hydiform mole in the pregnant uterus.
hysterical p. false p
interstitial p. intramural p
intraligamentary p. p. within the broad ligament.
intramural p. development of the fertilized ovum in the uterine portion of the fallopian tube.interstitial p., tubouterine p;
intraperitoneal p. abdominal p
mesometric p. ectopic p. beginning as a tubal p., the amnotic sac being eventually formed by the mesometrium.
molar p. p. marked by a neoplasm within the uterus, whereby part or all of the chorionic villi are converted into a mass of clear vesicles.
multiple p. condition of bearing two or more fetuses simultaneously.plural p., polycyesis;
mural p. p. in uterine muscular wall.
ovarian p. development of an impregnated ovum in an ovarian follicle. See also Spiegelberg's criteria, under criterion.oocyesis, ovariocyesis;
ovarioabdominal p. ovarian p. which, as the result of the embryo's growth, becomes abdominal.
persistent ectopic p. an ectopic p. which has persistent viable tissue, secreting hCG after conservative surgery.
phantom p. obsolete term for false p.
plural p. multiple p
secondary abdominal p. a condition in which the embryo or fetus continues to grow in the abdominal cavity after its expulsion from the fallopian tube or other seat of its primary development.abdominocyesis (2);
spurious p. false p
tubal p. development of an impregnated ovum in the fallopian tube.fallopian p., salpingocyesis;
tuboabdominal p. development of an ectopic p. partly in the fallopian tube and partly in the abdominal cavity.
tubo-ovarian p. development of the ovum at the fimbriated extremity of the fallopian and involving the ovary.
tubouterine p. intramural p
twin p. a p. that may result from the fertilization of two separate ova or of a single ovum. See also twin.bigeminal p;
uterine p. development of fetus within the uterus.
uteroabdominal p. development of the ovum primarily in the uterus and later, in consequence of the rupture of the uterus, in the abdominal cavity.


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