(ә-fās´mәnt) the obliteration of form or features; said of the cervix uteri during labor when it shortens from 1 or 2 cm in length to paper thin and there is no longer a cervical canal but only an external cervical os.
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• (n.) The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ē-fās′ment Definitions: 1. The thinning out of the cervix just before or during labor.
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The thinning and shortening of the cervix that is necessary to prepare for a vaginal delivery. Effacement occurs during the first stage of labor . Effacement is measured in percentages from 0 - 100%, with 100% being fully effaced.
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[histology] Effacement is the shortening, or thinning, of a tissue. It can refer to cervical effacement. It can also refer to a process occurring in podocytes, for example in minimal change disease. In histopathology, it refers to the near obliteration of a tissue, as in the normal parenchym...
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[disambiguation] Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin on a Congo trading steamer, Upper Congo River, c. 1890. "A trading steamer on the Upper Congo River, a tin of biscuits is visible by its funnel. The photograph`s mount is inscribed `Huntley & Palmers biscuits foremost again`." Height: 11.5cm, Wi...
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1) Biological process 2) Organic process
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Also referred to as ripening, effacement is the thinning of the cervix
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