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maternal

[mə′tərn·əl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or related to a mother.
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This article examines the possible contributions of changes in alcohol metabolism during pregnancy and their interaction with maternal nutritional status in determining the degree to which alcohol is toxic to the fetus.
Maternal nutritional status can also alter the epigenetic state of the fetal genome and imprint gene expression levels with lifelong consequences.
A growing body of literature has established the association between maternal nutritional status and adverse pregnancy outcomes (Luke 1994a, 1994b; Ramakrishnan et al.

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