Low placenta

Location of the placenta in the lower part of the uterus (womb) so that the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix. Also known as a placenta previa.

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  • Placenta praevia — A placenta implanted near the outlet of the uterus, so that at the time of delivery the placenta precedes the baby. Placenta praevia can cause painless bleeding in the last third of pregnancy, and may be a reason for a C section. Also known as… …   Medical dictionary

  • Placenta praevia — (placenta previa AE) is an obstetric complication in which the placenta has attached to the uterine wall close to or covering the cervix [http://www.uabhealth.org/15407/] . It can some times occur in the latter part of the first trimester, but… …   Wikipedia

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  • placenta accreta — ▪ pathology       abnormal adherence of the placenta to the wall of the uterus, so that it remains in the uterus after the baby has been delivered. Although uncommon, placenta accreta poses serious dangers to the mother. If complicated by… …   Universalium

  • placenta praevia — ▪ pathology       implantation of the placenta at a point so low in the uterus that the placenta is close to the opening into the cervix or covers the opening, either partially or completely. The placenta is the temporary organ that develops… …   Universalium

  • Placenta, low — Location of the placenta in the lower part of the uterus (womb) so that the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix. Also known as a placenta previa …   Medical dictionary

  • Placuna placenta — Window Win dow, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See {Wind}, n., and {Eye}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …   Universalium

  • Pre-eclampsia — ICD9 = ICD9|642.4 ICD9|642.7 ICDO = Caption = OMIM = OMIM mult = MedlinePlus = 000898 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 1905 | eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|1885 one of the studies investigating the diminished incidence of pre eclampsia… …   Wikipedia

  • Preterm birth — Classification and external resources Intubated preterm baby in an incubator ICD 10 O …   Wikipedia

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