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 Definition: 
[n]  a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
 
 Synonyms: dilatation and curettage, dilation and curettage
 
 See Also: curettage, curettement, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

 

 

 

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