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An instance of suddenly breaking away or off.
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a breaking off of a part or parts from a mass
[C17: from Latin abruptio; see abrupt]
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(əˈbrʌp ʃən)

a sudden breaking off.
[1600–10; < Latin]
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Noun1.abruption - an instance of sudden interruptionabruption - an instance of sudden interruption  
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
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n. abrupción, separación inesperada.
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References in classic literature ?
Samuel Johnson beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption."
Little did she know, just a few hours later, daughter Nia would be arriving via C-section after Sheryl suffered a placenta abruption.
Histological examination of placental abruption shows changes in decidua basalis, chorionic plate and intervillous architecture.
The staff noticed that she was showing signs of acute placental abruption and immediately knew that she needed an emergency caesarean.
In common with the case of placental abruption reported by Hall, we present a patient who was also a cigarette smoker at 29 weeks' gestational age.
To her horror, by the 23rd week of her pregnancy, Jackline suffered from what is known as a 'placental abruption'.
This was found to be the most common cause responsible for IUFD; placental abruption was present in 10 (13.2%) cases while placenta previa was present in 4 (5.26%) cases.
- Fetal Distress: included all cases where the CTG showed either a pathological pattern or a suspicious trace along with other risk factors IUGR, preeclampsia, placenta previa, placental abruption or preterm labour.14
Jessica Harland tragically passed away after mum Sarah Grimes suffered a 'placental abruption' moments before the birth.
Based on 33 low- to moderate-quality studies (124,215 ART and 6,054,729 non-ART singleton pregnancies), the risk of placenta previa, placental abruption, and morbidly adherent placenta was higher in ART versus spontaneously conceived pregnancies (odds ratios [ORs], 3.76, 1.87, and 2.27, respectively).
-- Women who experience placental abruption are at significantly increased risk for multiple forms of cardiovascular disease beginning within the first few years after their pregnancy complication, according to a study of more than 1.6 million California women.
Differential diagnosis may consider premature placenta abruption, spontaneous uterus rupture, and spleen rupture, i.e.