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Flashcards in Ch. 15 Obstetric Operative & Therapeutic Terms Deck (12):
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cesarean section (C-section)

surgical delivery of a baby via incision through the abdomen and the uterus

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dilation and evacuation (D&E)

dilation of the cervix and removal of the products of conception; commonly performed in the second trimester after a missed abortion

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episiostomy

incision of the perineum to facilitate delivery of the baby

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amnioinfusion

introduction of solution into the amniotic sac; used to relieve fetal distress

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therapeutic abortion (TAB)

abortion induced for medical reasons

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version

manual method for reversing the position of the fetus to facilitate delivery

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external version

abdominal manipulation

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internal version

intravaginal manipulation

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abortifacient

drug that causes abortion

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oxytocin

hormone that induces myotetrial contraction; used to induce labor

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Rh immune globulin

immunizing agent given to an Rh- mother after delivering an Rh+ baby to suppress immune response

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tocolytic agent

drug used to stop labor contractions

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