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Gestational Age MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Gestational Age
Tree Number(s)
G07.345.500.325.235.968
G08.686.320
Unique ID
D005865
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005865
Annotation
mammalian only; for fetus not mother
Scope Note
The age of the conceptus, beginning from the time of FERTILIZATION. In clinical obstetrics, the gestational age is often estimated from the onset of the last MENSTRUATION which is about 2 weeks before OVULATION and fertilization. It is also estimated to begin from fertilization, estrus, coitus, or artificial insemination.
Entry Term(s)
Chronologic Fetal Maturity
Embryologic Age
Fetal Age
Fetal Maturity, Chronologic
Maturity, Chronologic Fetal
NLM Classification #
WQ 210.5
Previous Indexing
Embryo (1966-1967)
Fetus (1966-1967)
Infant, Premature (1966-1967)
See Also
Crown-Rump Length
Infant, Premature
Term Birth
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(68)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/04/08

No Qualifiers
Gestational Age Preferred
Chronologic Fetal Maturity Related
Embryologic Age Related
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