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chorionic villus sampling
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cardiovascular system, see there
chorionic villus sampling, see there
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1. Cardiovascular system, see there.
2. Chorionic villus sampling, see there.
3. Clean voided specimen, see there.
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Abbreviation for chorionic villus sampling.
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CVSAbbrev. for the cardiovascular system. This consists of the heart and the blood vessels.
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Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
A procedure similar to amniocentesis, except that cells are taken from the chorionic membrane for testing. These cells, called chorionic villus cells, eventually become the placenta. The samples are collected either through the abdomen, as in amnio, or through the vagina. CVS can be done earlier in the pregnancy than amnio, but carries a somewhat higher risk.
Mentioned in: Amniocentesis, Cri Du Chat Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, Nail-Patella Syndrome, Patau Syndrome, Prenatal Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Von Willebrand Disease
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Abbreviation for cardiovascular system.
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