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D & C

 
dilation of cervix and curettage (of uterus).
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D & C

abbr.
dilation and curettage
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D & C

Dilation & curettage Obstetrics A diagnostic procedure in which the cervix is dilated to permit the cervical canal and endometrium to be scraped with a curette–curettage
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

D & C

Abbreviation for dilation and curettage.
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Dilatation and curettage (D & C)

A procedure performed under anesthesia during which the cervix is opened more (or dilated) and tissue lining the uterus is scraped out with a metal, spoon-shaped instrument or a suction tube. The procedure can be used to diagnose a problem or to remove growths (polyps).
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