spontaneous abortion

[n] - a natural loss of the products of conception
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Spontaneous abortion

Spontaneous abortion: A miscarriage, that is, any pregnancy that is not viable (the fetus cannot survive) or in which the fetus is born before the 20th week of pregnancy. Spontaneous abortion occurs in at least 15-20% of all recognized pregnancies and usually takes place before the 13th week of pregnancy. A spontaneous abortion is as opposed to an ...
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spontaneous abortion

The sudden unplanned evacuation of the uterus. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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spontaneous abortion

miscarriage noun a natural loss of the products of conception
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spontaneous abortion

spontaneous ending of a pregnancy before the fetus is sufficiently developed to survive; chromosomal abnormalities cause at least half of these. In the United States this definition refers to pregnancies that end before 20 weeks' gestation. Popularly called miscarriage.
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spontaneous abortion

Type: Term Definitions: 1. abortion that has not been artificially induced. Synonyms: miscarriage
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Spontaneous Abortion

A spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, occurs when a pregnancy is lost in the first 20 weeks. Out of all pregnancies, approximately 15 to 20% end this way. Most miscarriages happen in the first 12 weeks. There are various causes for a miscarriage to occur. Sometimes, a fertilized egg can not develop properly because of a chromosomal abnormality. O...
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