saline abortion

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saline abortion

Obstetrics Voluntary termination of pregnancy during the 2nd trimester, effected by replacing 200 ml of amniotic fluid with 200 ml of 20% saline solution, which stimulates uterine contraction, followed by fetal delivery in 12-24 hrs. See Abortion.
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