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incomplete separation of the placenta and its failure to be expelled at the usual time after delivery of the child.
Synonym(s): incarcerated placenta
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A placenta retained in the uterus due to incomplete separation from the uterine wall or by irregular uterine contractions after delivery.
See also: placenta
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