D and C

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1. the act of dilating or stretching.
3. an increase in the diameter of a circular structure, such as the pupil.
dilation and curettage D and C; expanding of the ostium uteri to permit scraping of the walls of the uterus. See also abortion.

D and C

dilatation (of cervix) and curettage (of uterus).

D and C


Dilation and curettage (D and C)

During this surgical procedure, a physician dilates the cervix, then uses an instrument to scrape tissue away from the walls of the uterus.
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