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section

 [sek´shun]
1. an act of cutting.
2. a cut surface.
3. a segment or subdivision of an organ.
abdominal section laparotomy; incision of the abdominal wall.
cesarean section delivery of a fetus by incision through the abdominal wall and uterus; see also cesarean section.
frontal section a section through the body passing at right angles to the median plane, dividing the body into dorsal and ventral parts.
frozen section a specimen cut by microtome from tissue that has been frozen; see also frozen section.
perineal section external urethrotomy.
sagittal section a section through the body coinciding with the sagittal suture, thus dividing the body into right and left halves.
serial s's histologic sections of a specimen made in consecutive order and so arranged for the purpose of microscopic examination.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sec·tion

(sek'shŭn), Avoid the redundant phrase cut section.
1. The act of cutting.
2. A cut or division.
3. A segment or part of any organ or structure delimited from the remainder.
4. A cut surface.
5. A thin slice of tissue, cells, microorganisms, or any other material for examination under the microscope. Synonym(s): microscopic section
[L. sectio, a cutting, fr. seco, to cut]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

section

(sĕk′shən)
n.
1. A cut or division.
2. The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
3. A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.
4. A cesarean section.
v.
1. To separate or divide into parts.
2. To cut or divide tissue surgically.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

section

Lab medicine
noun A College of American Pathologists term for a part of a hospital lab—chemistry, microbiology, blood bank—with a section supervisor.
 
Medspeak-UK
noun A part of an Act of Parliament.

verb To detain a person in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983.
 
Obstetrics
noun Caesarean section, see there.
 
Pathology
noun A slice of tissue, as prepared for histologic evaluation.

Vox populi
noun A grouping, part, portion, segment.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

section

Obstetrics See Cesarean section Surgical pathology A slice of tissue, as prepared for histologic evaluation. See Frozen section, Gough section, Paraffin section, Permanent section, Poincaré section, Slab section, Thick section, Thin section.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sec·tion

(sek'shŭn)
1. The act of cutting.
2. A cut or division.
3. A segment or part of any organ or structure delimited from the remainder.
4. A cut surface.
5. A thin slice of tissue, cells, microorganisms, or any material for examination under the microscope.
[L. sectio, a cutting, fr. seco, to cut]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about section

Q. What are the risks of C-section? See that all the pregnant movie stars are having C- sections instead of natural child birth. Maybe I should have one too, instead of giving birth regularly? Are there any risks?

A. Thanks.. Now I understand better the risks of c-section.

Q. How is a C-section done? My wife is expecting twins and her Doctor scheduled a C- section for her. How is it done?

A. My wife had a c-section done when we had our daughter. I did not get to see the procedure, but I did hear it. It was graphic, but really quick.

Q. When is a C-section needed? My wife is pregnant now and I wanted to know when do women need to have a C- section as opposed to natural birth?

A. sually a C- section is done when there are problems during labor like when the baby is in trouble or the labor is stuck and not progressing over a long period of time.

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