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McDonald maneuver

Pronunciation: mak-dawn'ald

Definition: measurement of uterus from the upper border of the pubic symphysis to a line tangential to the fundus over the abdomen with a tape to determine the height of the uterus; each centimeter approximately corresponds to the gestational age in weeks from 20–34 weeks' gestation.

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