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Female Reproductive System - Q – Obstetric Operative & Therapeutic Terms & A – M

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cesarean section surgical delivery of a baby via an incision through the abdomen and into the uterus
dilation and evacuation (D&E) dilation of the cervix and removal of the products of conception; most commonly performed in the second trimester of pregnancy, after a missed abortion
episiotomy incision of the perineum to facilitate delivery of a baby
amnioinfusion introduction of a solution into the amniotic sac; an isotonic solution is most commonly used to relieve fetal distress
therapeutic abortion (TAB) abortion induced by mechanical means or by drugs for medical reasons
version manual method for reversing the position of the fetus, usually done to facilitate delivery
external version abdominal manipulation
internal version intravaginal manipulation
abortifacient drug that causes abortion (e.g., mifepristone—formerly known as RU-486)
oxytocin hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that causes myometrial contraction; used to induce labor
Rh immune globulin immunizing agent given to an Rh-negative mother within 72 hours after delivering an Rh-positive baby to suppress the Rh immune response
tocolytic agent drug used to stop labor contractions
cesarean section surgical delivery of a baby via an incision through the abdomen and into the uterus
dilation and evacuation (D&E) dilation of the cervix and removal of the products of conception; most commonly performed in the second trimester of pregnancy, after a missed abortion
episiotomy incision of the perineum to facilitate delivery of a baby
amnioinfusion introduction of a solution into the amniotic sac; an isotonic solution is most commonly used to relieve fetal distress
therapeutic abortion (TAB) abortion induced by mechanical means or by drugs for medical reasons
version manual method for reversing the position of the fetus, usually done to facilitate delivery
external version abdominal manipulation
internal version intravaginal manipulation
abortifacient drug that causes abortion (e.g., mifepristone—formerly known as RU-486)
oxytocin hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that causes myometrial contraction; used to induce labor
Rh immune globulin immunizing agent given to an Rh-negative mother within 72 hours after delivering an Rh-positive baby to suppress the Rh immune response
tocolytic agent drug used to stop labor contractions
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