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Caldwell (kăld′wĕl)

Caldwell is a term used in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, specifically in the context of fetal skull measurements. It is named after the American radiologist, Arthur H. Caldwell, who first described the concept.


The term "Caldwell" is derived from the name of the American radiologist, Arthur H. Caldwell. He was known for his work in the field of radiology during the early 20th century. His contributions to the field of obstetrics and gynecology, particularly in the study of fetal skull measurements, led to the term being named after him.


The term is pronounced as "kăld′wĕl".

Related Terms

  • Fetal Skull: The bony structure that forms the head of the fetus. The measurements of the fetal skull, including the Caldwell measurement, are important in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Obstetrics: The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.
  • Gynecology: The branch of medicine that deals with the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts.
  • Radiology: The science dealing with X-rays and other high-energy radiation, especially the use of such radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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