Obstetrical Terms

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Substance used to protect against infection with certain diseases, such as hepatitis or measles.
Within the uterus.
Cervix that dilates painlessly, without contractions.
Miscarriage in which part, but not all, of the uterine contents are expelled.
Pregnancy complicated with bleeding and cramping. Usually results in miscarriage.
Peptide hormone made by the pancreas. It promotes the use of glucose.
Cancer of the cervix that extends beyond the cervix into surrounding tissues or deeper layers.
Anemia produced by lack of iron in the diet. Often seen in pregnancy.
Development of specific antibody directed at the red blood cells of another individual, such as a baby in utero. Often occurs when an Rh-negative woman carries an Rh-positive baby or is given Rh-positive blood.