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Obstetric Labor, Premature MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Obstetric Labor, Premature
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check the tags FEMALE & PREGNANCY; PREMATURE BIRTH is also available
Scope Note
Onset of OBSTETRIC LABOR before term (TERM BIRTH) but usually after the FETUS has become viable. In humans, it occurs sometime during the 29th through 38th week of PREGNANCY. TOCOLYSIS inhibits premature labor and can prevent the BIRTH of premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE).
Entry Term(s)
Labor, Premature
Premature Labor
Premature Obstetric Labor
Preterm Labor
See Also
Infant, Premature
Premature Birth
Tocolytic Agents
Public MeSH Note
2006; see LABOR, PREMATURE 1964-2005
History Note
2006 (1964)
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Obstetric Labor, Premature Preferred
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