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(prē″zĕn-tā′shŭn )

[L. praesentatio]

1. In obstetrics, the position of the fetus presenting itself to the examining finger in the vagina or rectum, e.g., longitudinal or normal and transverse or pathologic presentation.
2. The relationship of the long axis of fetus to that of the mother; also called lie.

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PRESENTATIONS OF FETUS ; SEE: position for table
3. The fetal body part that first enters the maternal pelvis.

SEE: position for table

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