Glossary for Anemia in Pregnancy

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Glossary for Anemia in Pregnancy

Anemia- reduction below the normal level in the number of RBCs/hemoglobin.

Fetal alcohol syndrome- syndrome of altered pre-natal growth, usually seen in infants born to chronically alcoholic mothers.

Hemoglobin- oxygen carrying pigment in the RBC.

Palpitation- sensation of rapid or irregular heartbeat.

Parenteral therapy- not by the oral route, but by injection mode.

Pre natal- before birth.

Post partum- after child birth.

Spina bifida- developmental anomaly seen in the fetus marked by defective closure of bony encasement of spinal cord.

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