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Pregnancy—abortion method

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term507810
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe intervention or procedure to initiate or manage an abortion.

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Object class:Pregnancy
Definition:Help on this termThe period during which a woman carries a developing fetus, normally in the uterus. Pregnancy lasts for approximately 266 days, from conception until the baby is born, or 280 days from the first day of the last menstrual period. During pregnancy menstruation is absent, there may be a great increase in appetite, and the breasts increase in size; the woman may also experience morning sickness. These and other changes brought about by a hormone (progesterone) produced at first by the ovary and later by the placenta. Definite evidence of pregnancy is provided by various pregnancy tests, by the detection of the heartbeat of the fetus, and by ultrasound.
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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralia Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termUniversity of Oxford 2002. Concise Colour Medical Dictionary 3rd ed. UK: Oxford University Press

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Property:Abortion method
Definition:Help on this termMedication or surgical procedure that terminates a pregnancy.

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Pregnancy—abortion method, code N WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014

Pregnancy—abortion method, text X[(50)] WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014

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