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  fetus - HighBeam Encyclopedia
fetus term used to describe the unborn offspring in the uterus of vertebrate animals after the embryonic stage (see embryo).
If the fetus is expelled before 36 weeks of gestation are completed, it often can survive outside the womb, but artificial assistance, such as intravenous feedings and strict maintainance of the ambient temperature, may be needed during the remainder of its normal developmental period.
Genug ist genug: a fetus is not a kidney.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-fetus.html   (550 words)

 Fetus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the fetus, there is an opening between the right and left atrium (the foramen ovale), and most of the blood flows from the right into the left atrium, thus bypassing pulmonary circulation.
A developing fetus is highly susceptible to anomalies in its growth and metabolism, increasing the risk of birth defects.
The word fetus originates from the Latin fetus meaning "offspring," "act of bearing young," or "is or was filled with young".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fetus   (1532 words)

 TheFetus.net - Fetus in fetu -Lyndon M. Hill*, MD, Sandy Kislak, RT, RDMS, Mamdouha Ahdab-Barmada, MD
Traditionally, teratomas are differentiated from fetus in fetu by the lack of a notochord or vertebral axis
Fetus in fetu and teratoma may be part of a continuum with no clear line of demarcation between the two pathological processes.
differentiated between teratomas and fetus in fetu by arbitrarily stating that the latter diagnosis required the presence of an axial skeletal system -indicating that the mass had passed through the primitive strreak stage of development.
www.thefetus.net /page.php?id=288   (1386 words)

 Fetus or Newborn Problems: Labor and Delivery Complications: Merck Manual Home Edition
If the fetus is in a different position or presentation, labor may be more difficult and delivery through the vagina may not be possible.
Normally, the position of a fetus is facing rearward (toward the woman's back) with the face and body angled to one side and the neck flexed, and presentation is head first.
When a fetus faces up (an abnormal position), the neck is often straightened rather than bent, and the head requires more space to pass through the birth canal.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec22/ch261/ch261c.html   (1467 words)

 CNN.com - Judge rules against appointing guardian for fetus - May. 30, 2003
In a court filing, Wixtrom told the judge a guardian was needed "to ensure the safety, well-being, health and proper pre-natal care for the fetus" and added, "a guardian must be appointed as the unborn child may be placed in immediate danger and in life-threatening situations unless his or her interest are protected."
The woman's mother, however, said she had been told by doctors early on that pregnancy could be life-threatening to her daughter, who became disabled from bacterial meningitis when she was 3 weeks old, the AP reported.
Detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department secured a sample from the fetus to be used as evidence in the determination of paternity in their rape investigation.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/05/30/florida.fetus.guardian/index.html   (783 words)

 CNN.com - Conflicts arise over rights of pregnant retarded woman and fetus - Aug. 29, 2003
The fetus is believed to be the result of the rape of a severely retarded 22-year-old woman, who police say has the mental capacity of a 1-year-old.
If a pregnant woman's actions can be circumscribed by the needs of her fetus, then it is difficult to imagine no severe restrictions on a deliberate decision to deprive the fetus of life.
Having invited the fetus into her body, where it consequently depends on her for life, the argument goes, she should not be able to order it to leave and face death.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/08/29/findlaw.analysis.colb.fetus   (1594 words)

 Howstuffworks "How A Fetus Grows"
The journey of the fetus through pregnancy is a complex and fascinating miracle that scientists have broken into three phases -- the three trimesters that represent a nine-month pregnancy.
The fetus metamorphoses from an embryo of multiplying cells into a being with organs and muscles that is ready for life outside the womb.
The fetus is two to three inches long and weighs less than one ounce by the end of the third month, at which point it begins to make breathing movements, and the intestinal and skeletal muscles begin to work and respond to local pressure.
health.howstuffworks.com /how-a-fetus-grows.htm   (430 words)

 Fetus In Fetu: A Case Report and Literature Review -- Hoeffel et al. 105 (6): 1335 -- Pediatrics
Fetus in fetu is a rare condition in which a fetiform calcified mass often is present in the abdomen of its host, a newborn
Fetus in fetu is a malformed parasitic monozygotic diamniotic twin that is found inside the body of the living child or adult.
Sada I, Shiratori H, Nakamura Y Antenatal diagnosis of fetus in fetu.
pediatrics.aappublications.org /cgi/content/full/105/6/1335   (2081 words)

 OHSU Health - Anatomy: Fetus in Utero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
amniotic sac - a thin-walled sac that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.
The sac is filled with amniotic fluid - liquid made by the fetus and the amnion (the membrane that covers the fetal side of the placenta) which protects the fetus from injury and helps to regulate the temperature of the fetus.
fetus - an unborn baby from the eighth week after fertilization until birth.
www.ohsuhealth.com /htaz/pregnancy/pregnacy/anatomy_fetus_in_utero.cfm   (270 words)

 The Legal Status of the Fetus: Implications for Medical Personnel
To the extent that a fetus is considered a "person" under the law, it may have legal rights that may be used to restrict the mother's rights.
These courts have recognized that the fetus is not a person and that homicide and child abuse statutes never were intended to apply to a pregnant woman's behavior.
Treating the fetus as a legal entity separate from the pregnant woman creates the potential for an adversarial relationship between the woman's health needs and those of her developing fetus and further confuses the issues of the health care provider's duty to his or her "patient," including the duty to obtain informed consent.
www.crlp.org /pub_art_fetalrights.html   (1058 words)

 Fetus Information on Healthline
In the second stage of prenatal development the child-to-be is referred to as the fetus.
Embryologists begin calling the embryo a fetus once the first bone cells appear, which is at about the eighth week after conception.
The fetus is unlike the embryo in that it begins to become much more active.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/fetus   (197 words)

 Dying Fetus --- Official Relapse Records Band Page
Formed in 1991, during the height of the death metal explosion, DYING FETUS have matured into one of the premiere extreme death metal/grindcore acts to emerge from the massive global metal underground.
After almost three years DYING FETUS returned with their brand new full -length 'Stop At Nothing.' Symbolically representative of the greater alliance of anti-mainstream death metal/grindcore/hardcore-punk scenes, DYING FETUS stand in direct opposition to what is considered "normal" in the overwhelmingly conformist American arena.
Retaining the vicious, dual-vocal attack and slamming grooves that have become their trademark, DYING FETUS' 'Stop at Nothing' is a savage return-to-form by one of the most influential bands in death metal.
www.relapse.com /artist/artist.aspx?ArtistID=10033   (642 words)

 From the National Right to Life Committee
Tuesday, the Associated Press bureau in Washington sent out a dispatch that began, "The House voted Tuesday to define a fetus that is fully outside a woman's body as having been 'born alive,' which would give the fetus full legal protection." The term "fetus" was employed repeatedly throughout the rest of the dispatch.
Jessen was still a "fetus" even as she was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and as medical personnel struggled successfully to save her life.
WASHINGTON - A fetus outside a woman's body that has a heartbeat or is breathing on its own would be considered "born alive" and given legal protection under a bill approved by the House.
www.nrlc.org /Federal/Born_Alive_Infants/APmemo031302.html   (1347 words)

 Fetusmart: The Magical Land of Fetuses
I adopted a cute lil' fetus in a tie from Fetusmart!
I adopted a cute lil' gothy fetus from Fetusmart!
I adopted a cute lil' mouse fetus from Fetusmart!
bunnysnoog.cyborgcow.net   (1152 words)

 What Effect Does Gestational Diabetes Have on the Fetus?
The key to avoiding problems in the fetus is to control blood glucose levels as soon as a woman knows she has gestational diabetes.
If the fetus grows too large, it cannot be delivered vaginally and the woman may be forced to undergo a cesarean delivery.
This occurs when high glucose levels in the mother cause the fetus to produce excess insulin, which may still be present at birth.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/dc/caz/diab/diag/fetus.jsp   (890 words)

 Evidence that the Campylobacter fetus sap Locus Is an Ancient Genomic Constituent with Origins before Mammals and ...
Campylobacter fetus bacteria, isolated from both mammals and reptiles, may be either subsp.
fetus strains are either serotype A or serotype B (13, 30, 35).
A lipopolysaccharide-binding domain of the Campylobacter fetus S-layer protein resides within the conserved N terminus of a family of silent and divergent homologs.
iai.asm.org /cgi/content/full/69/4/2237   (3348 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Fetus furor
Gandy: A fetus is an unborn child in the later stages of a pregnancy.
Fetus is a medical term that the pro-abortion movement adopted to make pre-born children seem unattractive and less than human.
They use "fetus" for convenience when discussing a pre-born of that particular gestational age in medical schools and in the labs.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26464   (694 words)

 FOXNews.com - Woman Charged in Stolen Fetus Case - U.S. & World
Earlier Friday, investigators put out the Amber Alert (search) for the missing fetus and had expanded their search outside Missouri, where 8-months-pregnant Stinnett, 23, was found slain in her house by her own mother Thursday afternoon.
In the most recent case, a 21-year-old woman was shot to death in Oklahoma in December 2003, allegedly by another woman who pretended the 6-month-old fetus was her child.
The fetus died and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,141836,00.html   (1363 words)

 Identification of Campylobacter fetus Subspecies by Phenotypic Differentiation and PCR -- Schulze et al. 44 (6): 2019 ...
Identification of Campylobacter fetus Subspecies by Phenotypic Differentiation and PCR -- Schulze et al.
Transduction and mutation to glycine tolerance in Vibrio fetus.
Phenotypic and molecular characterization of bovine Campylobacter fetus strains isolated in Brazil.
jcm.asm.org /cgi/content/full/44/6/2019   (2507 words)

 eMedicine - Vanishing Twin Syndrome : Article by Ann L Anderson-Berry, MD
In vanishing twin syndrome, there may be complete reabsorption of a fetus, formation of a fetus papyraceus (ie, a "mummified" or compressed fetus), or development of a subtle abnormality on the placenta such as a cyst, subchorionic fibrin, or amorphous material.
Second and third trimesters: Maternal complications include premature labor, infection from a retained fetus, severe puerperal hemorrhage, consumptive coagulopathy, and obstruction of labor by a low-lying fetus papyraceus causing dystocia and leading to a cesarean delivery.
A viable fetus with normal chromosomes may be supported by the placenta of a vanished twin with abnormal chromosomes.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3411.htm   (1641 words)

By now the fetus me is 21/2 to 3 inches long and is fully formed.
Others, who tend to be pro life advocates, believe that a fetus as early as 7 weeks after conception can feel pain.
Pain in an adult, child, newborn or fetus originates as an electrical signal in some of the body's pain receptors.
www.olivija.com /fetus   (992 words)

 Genetic Divergence of Campylobacter fetus Strains of Mammal and Reptile Origins -- Tu et al. 43 (7): 3334 -- Journal of ...
Campylobacter fetus is a gram-negative bacterial pathogen of
fetus, based on the prior (28) and present studies.
Evidence that the Campylobacter fetus sap locus is an ancient genomic constituent with origins before mammals and reptiles diverged.
jcm.asm.org /cgi/content/full/43/7/3334   (2522 words)

 TheFetus.net - Fetus-in-fetu-Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD, Kay Caldwell, RDMS, Patricia Dix, MD
The cardiac development of the affected twin is impaired by the reversal of the flow in its heart.
This stunts the growth of the affected fetus, and as the host grows it progressively embeds the smaller twin around the third week.
That argument is probably not valid since in abdominocyesis the antigen complements of the host and fetus are different, which contrasts with fetuses in fetu.
www.thefetus.net /page.php?id=290   (3992 words)

 Does the Fetus Feel Pain? Summary of a Presentation given by Dr. Paul Ranalli on Pain, Fetal Development, and ...
The period between 20-30 weeks is a uniquely vulnerable time, since the pain system is fully established, yet the higher level pain-modifying system has barely begun to develop.
Pain and It's Effects In the Human Neonate and Fetus - from the New England Journal of Medicine.
In testimony before the House Constitution Subcommittee, Professor Robert White confirmed that the 'fetus within this time frame of gestation, 20 weeks and beyond, is fully capable of experiencing pain....
www.gargaro.com /fetalpain.html   (418 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Fetal development
At this point in the mother's menstrual cycle, the endometrium (lining of the uterus) has grown and is ready to support a fetus.
the fetus reaches a length of 8 inches
the fetus reaches a length of 15 inches
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002398.htm   (847 words)

 Fetus definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Fetus: The unborn offspring from the end of the 8
Up until the eighth week, the developing offspring is called an embryo.
Pregnancy Planning - The goals of pregnancy planning are to create a healthy environment for the fetus and to prevent birth defects and other pregnancy related problems.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3424   (125 words)

 Stock photo of Fetus; embryo, unborn child, birth, conceptual baby images by Concept Images
Stock photo of Fetus; embryo, unborn child, birth, conceptual baby images by Concept Images
These stock images of fetus are available to license in any media.
When you click a thumbnail, larger fetus image with image number will appear in a separate window.
www.conceptimages.com /a_Pages/People/fetus.html   (149 words)

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