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Dilation and curettage   Listen
Dilation 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, dilatation and curettage.






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



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