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also cae·sar·e·an or cae·sar·i·an or ce·sar·i·an  (sĭ-zâr′ē-ən)
Of or relating to a cesarean section.
A cesarean section.


(sɪˈzɛərɪən) or


1. (Historical Terms) US variant spellings of Caesarean
2. (Surgery) US variant spellings of Caesarean


(sɪˈzɛər i ən)

1. (sometimes cap.) Also called cesar′ean sec`tion. an operation by which a fetus is taken from the uterus by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus.
2. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to a cesarean.
Also, caesarean , ce•sar′i•an.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cesarean - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)cesarean - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
hysterotomy - surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
Adj.1.cesarean - relating to abdominal delivery


n. cesárea;
___ sectioncirugía de parto.
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The relative safety of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) has been documented in several large-scale studies in the past 15 years, and was affirmed in 2010 through a National Institutes of Health consensus development conference and a practice bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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A multifaceted intervention implemented in 2005 at one tertiary hospital in China's Yunnan Province was effective in reducing the facility's rate of deliveries by cesarean section.
Due to advancements in surgical procedures in the past decades, elective cesarean section has in creasingly become popular and emerged as an urgent issue for maternity practitioners, hospitals, policy makers, as well as maternity clients (2).
Washington, March 14 ( ANI ): Women who have had one prior cesarean can lower the risk of death and serious complications for their next baby - and themselves - by electing to have another cesarean.
Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is the delivery of a baby through the vagina after a previous cesarean delivery.
They concluded that there was not enough evidence to evaluate policy, and also stated that 'there was no convincing evidence that cesarean section delivery was of benefit to the infant in this situation'.