The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.
The immature product of an untimely birth; a fetus which has been delivered prematurely due to spontaneous or voluntary abortion, and is dead.
the removal of a fetus from the womb prior to normal delivery in a manner such as to cause the death of the fetus; also called voluntary abortion, or when performed by a physician, therapeutic abortion.
The termination of a foetus before it is capable of life outside of the womb.
The medical term for ending a pregnancy by various means before the natural term.
Medical name for the early end of a pregnancy that is either natural (miscarriage) or medically induced. Used commonly to mean the deliberate ending of a pregnancy.
Pregnancy loss by any cause before 20 weeks of gestation.
premature loss (spontaneous) or removal (induced) of an embryo or non-viable fetus; any failure in the normal process of developing or maturing
loss of a pregnancy before viability (24 weeks)
the end of a pregnancy, either through a miscarriage or by an operation to remove the embryo or foetus from a woman's uterus. Many people believe the woman has a right to choose whether or not to have the baby. Others oppose abortion because they believe the foetus is a potential baby. If you are pregnant and not sure what to do, see The Word Help Page or go to Need Help Now.
a procedure where a pregnancy is ended by any means. The abortion usually occurs before the fetus is able to live independently.
The ending of a pregnancy and the expulsion of the contents of the uterus; may be spontaneous or induced by human intervention. [Go to source
Premature expulsion of the fetus or unborn animal.
premature expulsion or loss of embryo, may be induced or spontaneous (miscarriage)
Premature expulsion of the foetus from the uterus, usually caused by disease or injury.
a premature ending of a pregnancy that is either induced or spontaneous (i.e., a miscarriage).
The termination of a pregnancy through the expulsion of the fetus from the uterus.
('Omilo) An intentionally terminated pregnancy.
order by term] level: Basic (2) The premature expulsion or removal of a foetus from the womb to prevent its development and survival.
level: Basic (2) [ order by level] The premature expulsion or removal of a foetus from the womb to prevent its development and survival.
a form of surgical removal
a horrible procedure of violence against an innocent child
a legitimate medical procedure to which, a woman has a right as limited by a compelling state interest
a medically invasive procedure which is more expensive than other birth control options
a medical procedure, and thus like a root canal, plastic surgery or an appendectomy, there is no intrinsic right to it
a medical procedure that is selective the vast majority of the time
a medical procedure to end a pregnancy that may be done in hospitals or in free-standing clinics
a medical procedure to end pregnancy and must be done by a doctor
a medical treatment, and it requires a binding contract
an expensive procedure
an intentional procedure or pharmacological treatment that will intentionally kill a developing fetus
an invasive medical procedure and I expect Parental Consent to be involved as with all medical procedures
an operation performed with the sole purpose of taking a life, which is different than a procedure that is performed as a way to save one life but accidentally causes another
an optional medical procedure
a procedure, either surgical or medical,
a safe and sensible way to take care of an unwanted pregnancy
a spontaneous or induced premature expulsion of the products of conception from the uterus
a surgical or other medical way of ending a pregnancy before a live birth occurs
a voluntary end to a pregnancy
a way to end an unwanted pregnancy
The premature ending of a pregnancy before the twenty-fourth week, either spontaneously or because of operative intervention. The medical profession also use the term “abortion” as a description of miscarriage.
premature expulsion of a conceptus from the uterus or expulsion of an embryo or foetus before it is viablecapable of living outside the uterus.
the loss of a pregnancy from the uterus before 20-24 weeks' gestation.
The ending of a pregnancy and expulsion of the contents of the uterus. This can occur either by induction or spontaneously (when it is known as a miscarriage).
Spontaneous or induced termination of pregnancy.
medical termination of a pregnancy before the fetus has developed enough to survive outside the uterus.
This word has two basic meanings. The definition used by the medical and pro-choice communities is: the end of a pregnancy before viability of the fetus. i.e. the termination of the process of gestation after the time when the zygote attaches itself to the uterine wall (about 14 days after conception), but before the fetus is possibly capable of surviving on its own. (currently 23 to 28 weeks from conception). According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has defined abortion as occurring before the 20th week (134th day) of gestation. There are two types of abortions: Accidental abortion: a termination of pregnancy before viability that occurs naturally, without medical intervention. This is a medical term for a miscarriage. Therapeutic abortion: a termination of pregnancy via the intervention of a physician through surgery or the use of RU-486 or some other medication. Pro-lifers sometimes define abortion as an intentional interruption of the development process, at any time from conception to birth.
The termination of a pregnancy. This may happen on its own (spontaneous abortion or 'miscarriage') or it can be the result of a medical procedure (induced abortion). In countries where abortion is illegal, like Uganda, abortion services can be dangerous. If it is not performed by a medical doctor or gynaecologist, it is often done in a rushed and unhygienic manner that puts women's health at great risk. An abortion is safe when it is performed by professional, trained and well-equipped service providers in a hygienic setting.
Termination of pregnancy before the 20th week of gestation, when the fetus weighs less than 500 grams. Complete: Expulsion of entire product of conception. Elective: Intentional abortion without specific medical indication. Habitual or Recurrent: Three or more consecutive spontaneous abortions. Incomplete: Incomplete expulsion, with some products of conception retained in uterus. Threatened: Vaginal bleeding in the presence of closed cervix.
The premature termination of a pregnancy, resulting in or caused by death of the fetus or embryo. Two types are considered in the context of public health reporting: Induced Abortion: The purposeful interruption of pregnancy with the intention other than to produce a liveborn infant or to remove a dead fetus and which does not result in a live birth. Liberalization of N.C.'s abortion laws began in 1967, but it was not until 1973 that abortion became available on demand, with the condition it be performed by a licensed physician in a hospital or licensed abortion clinic. Abortion data by mother's county of residence became available in 1978. Spontaneous Abortion: An interruption of pregnancy for some reason other than human choice, i.e., a miscarriage or stillbirth. Spontaneous abortions less than 20 weeks gestation are not reportable in North Carolina. Stillbirths of 20+ weeks gestation are reported as fetal deaths.
Spontaneous: A pregnancy loss during the first twenty weeks of gestation. Habitual: When a woman has had three or more miscarriages. Incomplete: An abortion after which some tissue remains inside the uterus. A D&C must be performed to remove the tissue and prevent complications. Missed: The fetus dies in the uterus but there is no bleeding or cramping. A D&C will be needed to remove the fetal remains and prevent complications. Therapeutic: A procedure used to terminate a pregnancy before the fetus can survive on its own. Threatened: Spotting or bleeding that occurs early in the pregnancy. May progress to spontaneous abortion.
termination of a pregnancy; can occur because of natural causes (called a miscarriage) or be a medical intervention
a way of bringing pregnancy to an end, either by an operation or by medically prescribed pills. AIDS a condition whereby the body's immune system (the part of your body which fights off illness) stops functioning properly.
and any pregnancy that ended before 24 weeks. A miscarriage is sometimes termed a 'spontaneous abortion'.
The delivery of fetuses or fetal membrances between date of servie and up to and inclusing the 109th day of pregnancy.
It is considered evil in the Holds, but is often a necessity in the Weyrs, as pregnancy makes it difficult for female dragonriders to perform their primary function, which is fighting Thread.
the medical term for miscarriage. The various types include
ah- bor'shun] - The termination (ending) of a pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is developed enough to survive. An abortion may be spontaneous (miscarriage) or induced (medical or surgical abortion).
Expulsion of the fetus (or fetuses) by a pregnant female before the normal end of a pregnancy.
Termination of pregnancy, deliberate or otherwise. See also... habitual abortion, incomplete abortion, spontaneous abortion, threatened abortion.
See Induced termination of pregnancy (induced abortion) and specific procedures: chemical induction, dilation and evacuation, hysterotomy, vacuum aspiration.
The termination of a pregnancy before the fetus can survive on its own outside of the uterus. Induced abortions occur intentionally. Spontaneous abortions occur naturally, due to a medical problem.
Abnormal or early termination of pregnancy
The premature termination of pregnancy, before the birth of the fetus. Abortions are not legal in every country; in India it is possible under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act within a stipulated time period of the pregnancy. Women's right to abortion is a matter of choice and is an act of a woman's sexual self-determination, although this view is not uniformly held by many individuals. Owing to social prejudice many women cannot access safe and legal abortions (for example when the pregnancy has resulted from rape, or premarital sex) and therefore have no other choice but to consult quacks or cheap and unsafe abortions, which can be fatal.
In ethics the term is usually used to mean the termination of a pregnancy by artificially induced means. Ethical debates in abortion centre on whether an unborn human is a full or potential person and therefore receives full or partial rights, the extent of the mother's rights, the father's rights, whether women depend on access to abortion for full fertility control and therefore full emancipation into human society and the extent of autonomy in this area. Religious beliefs about life and the human being play a major part of the debate as does scientific factors such as the levels of pain felt by a foetus being aborted.
a woman's right to end her own unwanted pregnancy the disregard for the life of an unborn baby a choice to end a pregnancy a woman has the right to make without forcing other citizens to fund the decision
The induced or spontaneous termination of a pregnancy.
To terminate/end a pregnancy.
Pregnancy lost before the fetus can survive independently.
Medical or surgical termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is sufficiently developed to survive outside the uterus.
Termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is viable, either naturally or by intervention. Natural or spontaneous abortion is otherwise known as miscarriage.
the termination of pregnancy from whatever cause before the fetus is capable of extrauterine life. See induced termination of pregnancy and fetal deaths.
The loss of an embryo or fetus either spontaneously ( miscarriage) or induced (when a pregnancy is terminated on purpose) before 20 weeks. After 20 weeks, the spontaneous loss of a fetusÂ is called a stillbirth.
the premature termination of a pregnancy; may be induced or spontaneous (miscarriage)
Abortion is a termination or end of pregnancy. Giving birth to an embryo or fetus before it can live outside the womb, usually defined as before 20 weeks of gestation. Abortion may be spontaneous, often called a miscarriage, or induced as in a medical or therapeutic abortion performed to terminate a pregnancy.
The premature loss or expulsion of an embryo or fetus.
An abortion is the intentional interruption or termination of pregnancy at any time from conception through birth. ‘Spontaneous abortion' is what the medical community sometimes calls a miscarriage.
Abortion means the end of a pregnancy before the fetus has developed enough to be expected to live, if born. Abortion can be spontaneous (occurring without or despite human efforts) or induced (occurring deliberately, as the result of human action to end the pregnancy).
In medicine, an abortion is the premature exit of the products of conception (the fetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus. It is the loss of a pregnancy and does not refer to why that pregnancy was lost. See the entire definition of Abortion
The termination of a pregnancy at any time after implantation in the uterus and before viability (ability to survive outside the uterus) of the fetus. For the purposes of this website, abortion refers to a medical procedure performed by a licensed physician, intended to terminate an intrauterine pregnancy, producing a non-viable fetus at any gestational age.
An abortion or termination is a medical procedure that ends pregnancy. The method used depends on the stage of pregnancy.
Induced abortion is a procedure done to end pregnancy. 2. Spontaneous abortion is a naturally occurring abortion (also called miscarriage). 3. Therapeutic abortion is an induced abortion required to protect the life or health of the mother.
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy Related links: Abortion
An abortion is the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or caused by its death. This can occur spontaneously as a miscarriage, or be artificially induced by chemical, surgical or other means. Commonly, "abortion" refers to an induced procedure at any point during pregnancy; medically, it is defined as miscarriage or induced termination before twenty weeks' gestation, which is considered nonviable.