preterm membrane rupture

preterm membrane rupture

rupture of the amniotic and chorionic membranes before term (that is, less than 37 weeks' gestation).

pre·term mem·brane rup·ture

(prē'term mem'brān rŭp'chŭr)
Break in fetal membranes before term (less than 37 weeks' gestation).
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Repeated courses of steroids in preterm membrane rupture do not increase the risk of histologic chorioamnionitis.