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.
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The rate of ectopic pregnancy (EP) following ART progressively declined from 20 to 12 cases per thousand in a nationwide analysis of all ART pregnancies achieved in the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2012.
Evaluate women for ectopic pregnancy because the likelihood of a pregnancy being ectopic is increased with LILETTA(TM).
Guidelines on the management of ectopic pregnancy by the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust say the gency" with symptoms of abdominal pain and/or Dr James Davies,a -majority of women suering an ectopic pregnancy will present as "an emergency" with symptoms of abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding Dr James Davies,a Prestatyn councillor and Conservative Parliamentary candidate for the Vale of Clwyd, says he is particularly concerned with the management of such symptoms.
However, as studies have shown, the cause of bilateral ectopic pregnancy after ART is clearly different from spontaneous cases.
The reason for tubal implantation in an ectopic pregnancy is unknown, but retention of the embryo as a result of impaired embryotubal transport is a common theory.
12,13) Therefore, the diagnosis of a failed or ectopic pregnancy should never be based on a single [beta]-hCG measurement in the absence of definitive US findings.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb.
It also includes advice for GPs on the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and makes recommendations on when GPs should refer women to a specialist assessment service.
Although it is already known that a previous ectopic pregnancy can increase the risk of a subsequent one, most studies have been small and with short follow-up.
I couldn't move and felt paralysed," she said, adding that she was taken to Latifa Hospital, where doctors discovered she was suffering from an ectopic pregnancy.
Messinis: The methods used for the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy are time-consuming.
The fact that Catholic ethicists still debate the appropriateness of certain treatments for ectopic pregnancy suggests that institutions could do more to clarify their policies and inform providers about treatment options that are available before an emergency situation arises.