prostaglandin-induced abortion

prostaglandin-induced abortion

Gynecology A method for terminating pregnancy in the 2nd trimester, in which PG is administered to induce uterine contractions, followed by cervical dilatation Pros Allows delivery of intact stillborn fetus Cons Vomiting, diarrhea, prolonged duration, discomfort, contraindicated in ♀ with prior uterine surgery. Cf D&E.
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