ectopic pregnancy

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ectopic pregnancy

n.
Implantation and subsequent development of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus, as in a fallopian tube.

ectopic pregnancy

n
(Pathology) pathol the abnormal development of a fertilized egg outside the cavity of the uterus, usually within a Fallopian tube

ectop′ic preg′nancy



n.
the development of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus, as in a Fallopian tube.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ectopic pregnancy - pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
abdominal pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy in the abdominal cavity
ovarian pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy in the ovary
tubal pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy in a Fallopian tube
Translations

ectopic pregnancy

[ekˌtɒpɪkˈpregnənsɪ] Nembarazo m ectópico

ec·top·ic preg·nan·cy

n. embarazo ectópico, gestación fuera del útero.
References in periodicals archive ?
During first three months of pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality (3,4) in industrialised countries and possibly the second most frequent cause in developing countries (After abortion-related complications).
In the first trimester of pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy is one of the important causes of morbidity and mortality.
KEY WORDS: Pregnancy, Ectopic pregnancy, Primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy.

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