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Dilatation and curettage   Listen
Dilatation and curettage

noun
1.
A surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion.  Synonyms: D and C, dilation and curettage.






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Words linked to "Dilatation and curettage" :   surgical procedure, curettage, surgical operation, D and C, surgical process, surgery, operation, curettement



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