intact dilatation and extraction

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intact′ dilata′tion and extrac′tion

a method of abortion used in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Abbr.: IDE
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As ACOG's Executive Board asserted in its January 1997 Statement of Policy on Intact Dilatation and Extraction: "The intervention of legislative bodies into medical decision making is inappropriate, ill advised, and dangerous."