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ABORTIONThe definition of abortion is the termination of pregnancy by any means before the fetus is sufficiently developed to survive.The delivery of a fetus-neonate that weighs less than 500 g.Spontaneous abortionDefinition:When abortion occurs without medical or mechanical means to empty the uterus, it is referred to as spontaneous. Another widely used term is miscarriage.Definitions: 1. Spontaneous abortion: It is defined as delivery occurring before the 20th completed week of gestation. It implies delivery of all or any part of the products of conception, with or without a fetus weighing less than 500 grams.2. Threatened abortion: It is bleeding of intrauterine origin occurring before the 20th completed week, with or without uterine contractions, without dilatation of the cervix, and without expulsion of the products of conception.3. Complete abortion: it is the expulsion of all of the products of conception before the 20th completed week of gestation 4. Incomplete abortion: it is the expulsion of some, but not all, of the products of conception.5. Inevitable abortion: refers to bleeding of intrauterine origin before the 20th completed week, with dilatation of the cervix without expulsion of the products of conception. 6. Missed abortion: the embryo or fetus dies in utero, but the products of conception are retained in utero. 7. Septic abortion: infection of the uterus and sometimes surrounding structures occur.IncidenceAlthough the true incidence

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