Definition of Placenta previa
1. Noun. Pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary.
Medical Definition of Placenta previa
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Literary usage of Placenta previa
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1. Annual Report (1907)
"Abnormal cases : Still births 7 Abortions lo Miscarriages • 4 Premature births 6 Incomplete abortions 3 placenta previa 5 Twins (cases) 2 Retained placenta ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"In placenta previa the use of elastic bags is a routine treatment at the Sloane ... The mortality in uncomplicated placenta previa for the mother was 4 per ..."
3. Principles and practice of obstetrics by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1918)
"CHAPTER XXXIV placenta previa PLACENTA praevia is the development of the placenta in part or wholly within the zone of dilatation of the uterus. ..."
4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1907)
"In other hospitals, placenta previa is said to occur in greatly different ratio, from 1 in 58 to ... Multipart are more subject to central placenta previa. ..."