Definition of postnatal
: occurring or being after birth; specifically : of or relating to an infant immediately after birth postnatal care
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Animal models have demonstrated not only that light penetrates into the uterus but also that light penetration is critical in mice for preparing the eye and light response pathway for postnatal vision.
The PURA gene has been linked to postnatal brain development in mice, and kids with PURA syndrome are often nonverbal, like William and Owen.
The mothers with autism in the survey were more likely to report prenatal and postnatal depression compared with a group of 91 typical women raising at least one child with autism.
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Origin and Etymology of postnatal
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1859See Words from the same year
POSTNATAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of postnatal for English Language Learners
medical : relating to the period of time following the birth of a child
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