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Term: Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


"The occurrence of poor fetal growth which may happen through a number of mechanisms" (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008, page 130). IUGR is different than Small-for-Gestational-Age (SGA) as SGA refers to size after a baby is born.

For more information, please read the section on Small-for-Gestational-Age Rate in the Canadian Perinatal Health Report, 2008 Edition available on the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Web Site - accessed August 8, 2011.

Related terms 


  • Public Health Agency of Canada (2008). Canadian Perinatal Health Report, 2008 edition. Accessed August 8, 2011.(View)

Term used in 

  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] (View)

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