imminent abortion

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to imminent abortion: threatened abortion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imminent abortion - the appearance of symptoms that signal the impending loss of the products of conception
spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage - a natural loss of the products of conception
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The abortion group included women in whom a gynecologist/obstetrician diagnosed imminent abortion, abortion incipience, incomplete abortion, complete abortion, missed abortion, or septic abortion.
Moreover, this situation can be associated with poor fetal outcome, and it can be an avoidable subject especially for imminent abortion. Although statistically significant differences were noted, further studies are required to identify clinically useful cutoffs for these parameters.
Rather than dissuade the professor or report the imminent abortion to other Utah authorities, the Dean accompanies the professor to the clinic and helps her to pass through a crowd of antiabortion demonstrators who are picketing there.