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Descriptor English: Pregnancy
Descriptor Spanish: Embarazo
Descriptor Portuguese: Gravidez
Descriptor French: Grossesse
Entry term(s): Gestation
Pregnancies
Tree number(s): G08.686.784.769
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011247
Scope note: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Annotation: IM for articles on normal pregnancy, NIM as check tag; in children or adolescents, see note under PREGNANCY IN ADOLESCENCE; surrogate pregnancy = SURROGATE MOTHERS; for "pregnancy" in non-placental organisms (fish, reptiles, monotremes for example): use OVIPARITY; OVOVIVIPARITY; or VIVIPARITY, NONMAMMALIAN
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
DE drug effects
EH ethnology
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PX psychology
RE radiation effects
SN statistics & numerical data
UR urine
Entry Combination: complications:Pregnancy Complications
Public MeSH Note: 1963
History Note: 1963
Entry Version: PREGN
Related: Litter Size MeSH
Maternal-Fetal Relations MeSH
Pregnant Women MeSH
Prenatal Care MeSH
Pseudopregnancy MeSH
DeCS ID: 22261
Unique ID: D011247
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Pregnancy - Preferred
Concept UI M0017471
Scope note The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Preferred term Pregnancy
Entry term(s) Gestation
Pregnancies



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