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abort

 [ah-bort´]
to arrest prematurely a disease or developmental process; to expel the products of conception before the fetus is viable.

a·bort

(ă-bōrt'),
1. The expulsion of an embryo or fetus before it is viable.
See also: miscarry.
2. The removal of the products of conception prematurely.
3. To arrest a disease in its earliest stages.
4. To arrest any action or process before its normal completion.
[L. aborior, to fail at onset]

abort

(ah-bort´)
1. to arrest prematurely a disease or developmental process.
2. to cause, undergo, or experience abortion.
3. to become checked in development.

abort

(ə-bôrt′)
v. aborted, aborting, aborts
v.tr.
1.
a. To terminate (a pregnancy) by abortion.
b. To cause the expulsion of (an embryo or fetus) by abortion.
c. To undergo the abortion of (an embryo or fetus).
d. To miscarry (an embryo or fetus).
2. To stop the progress of (a disease, for example).
v.intr.
1. To miscarry.
2. To cease growth before full development or maturation.

abort

[əbôrt′]
Etymology: L, ab, away from, oriri, to be born
1 to deliver a nonviable fetus; to miscarry. See also spontaneous abortion.
2 to terminate a pregnancy before the fetus has developed enough to live outside the uterus. See also induced abortion.
3 to terminate in the early stages or to discontinue before completion, as to arrest the usual course of a disease, to stop growth and development, or to halt a project.

a·bort

(ă-bōrt')
1. To give birth to an embryo or fetus before it is viable.
2. To arrest a disease in its earliest stages.
3. To arrest growth or development; to cause to remain rudimentary.
4. To remove products of conception before viability.
[L. aborior, to fail at onset]

a·bort

(ă-bōrt')
1. To arrest a disease in its earliest stages.
2. To arrest anything before completion.
[L. aborior, to fail at onset]

abort

1. to arrest prematurely a disease or developmental process.
2. to expel the products of conception before the fetus is viable.

Patient discussion about abort

Q. What do you know about abortions? How safe is it, are there pills that you can take to avoid the process?

A. I don't want to start a fight or anything here. Please forgive me for saying this. Consider your life when you have aged to 55 plus. Children to help take care of you, family to be with. Holidays are very lonely without family. Your children may be the only ones who care for you. Life is so much more with family. I wish I had a baby to hold. They are all so precious. I will say no more.

Q. I had an abortion which was unexpected.. Could I be pregnant again? Hello, I got married in Aug 2008, when I was 3 weeks pregnant I had an abortion which was unexpected. This happened 2 months back. Now I am using my rest room more often and I am not convenient with the natural disposes. I don’t know if these symptoms are due to any sickness or due to pregnancy. I took a pregnancy test but it came out negative. Could I be pregnant again?

A. Usually symptoms of pregnancy can’t be noticed until 2 weeks. A pregnancy test will become positive only after 2 weeks even if you are pregnant. I am guessing that you are not pregnant now. Repeating the test in one week might be wise if the symptoms persist. I want to know whether you used some birth control meds. If so plz avoid it. Then it could be possible for your pregnancy again.

Q. HOW CAN WE THE PEOPLE GROW TO UNDERSTAND WHY AND HOW ABORTIONS WORK?PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THANK YOU!A.M.C

A. I would have a difficult time trying to keep on living if I had intentionally ended my child's life. It would haunt me all my days wondering what the child would have been like, thinking about where they ended up in the medical waste can somewhere. I could not go through with any of the procedures mentioned here. What if I were to start having dreams of the child calling out to me in the night? I would never be able to sleep soundly again. How could I face anyone in my family after having done something like this.

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The far more dangerous scenario is a high-speed abort.
During an abort the jet continues to accelerate for a few seconds after reducing the throttles to idle.
PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Lockheed Martin announced today that two launch abort system (LAS) motors for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle are now in place at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico for integration and preparation for the first flight test, known as Pad Abort 1.
Lockheed Martin and NASA have planned a series of ground and flight tests for the launch abort system over the next few years leading up to Orion's first crewed flight to the International Space Station scheduled for 2015.
These events illustrate that there are countless factors that go into making an abort decision.
The only uncertainty that remained was the status of our brakes after the high-speed abort.
Passing 120 knots, with an abort speed of 133 knots, I felt an increase in the nose wheel shimmy on my jet.
Use the ground crew to check brake temperatures after any abort.