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fetal death


Definition: death before complete expulsion or extraction from the mo ther of a conceptus, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. Fetal death is considered early if it takes place in the first 20 weeks of gestation; middle (intermediate) if it takes place from 21–28 weeks of gestation, and late if it takes place after 28 weeks.

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