Definition of perinatology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌperināˈtäləjē/


The branch of obstetrics dealing with the period of time around childbirth.
Example sentences
  • His education includes an MD with clinical specialty training in perinatology (neonatology and obstetrics) and two years' postgraduate study with an advanced degree in perinatal science.
  • Several patients were referred to perinatology for prescription of insulin to achieve ‘tight control’ of blood glucose levels.
  • Here he champions perinatology, a concept based in the fact that childcare begins in the womb and, hence, obstetricians and paediatricians need to work together.



Pronunciation: /-jist/
Example sentences
  • Consultation with a perinatologist experienced in parenteral nutrition, as well as a gastroenterologist or inpatient parenteral nutrition service, may be prudent.
  • We have just completed a study of 71 perinatologists, 35 neonatal nurses, and 48 parents of extremely premature babies, seeking their views of our outcome table.
  • When necessary, collaborative care with an obstetrician or perinatologist is advisable.

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Syllabification: per·i·na·tol·o·gy

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