Definition of D and c

1. Noun. 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.

Definition of D and c

1. Abbreviation. dilation and curettage ¹

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Medical Definition of D and c

1. This gynaecological procedure involves dilating the cervix (opening to the uterus) such that a surgical curette may be passed into the uterus. The surgeon uses the curette to remove the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium). This procedure is often performed to correct dysfunctional uterine bleeding. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of D And C

D and C
D antigen
D cell
D enzyme
D gene segment
D major
D mannitol
D mannose
D minor
D region
D valve
D wave
DaCosta's syndrome
Da Fano

Literary usage of D and c

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1. A College Algebra by Henry Burchard Fine (1904)
"Then, since a<d and c<Ci + a, we have a + c<d + ci + a, (1) and since d + a<b and Ci<c, we have eZ + a + Ci<b + c, § 10(i. (2) But from (1) and (2) it ..."

2. Annual Report by Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati (Ohio), Board of Education, Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Education (1885)
"I" Ray's Higher Algebra, D and C Grades. Ray's Test Problems in Algebra, D and C Grades. -j Davies' Legendre (Geometry and Trigonometry), ..."

3. A Concordance to the Works of Alexander Popeby Edwin Abbott by Edwin Abbott (1875)
"... 'd and c—t D. i. 5 Oh c., dear horrors of all-conscious night EA 229 Of Vice or Virtue, whether blest or c. EM iv. 87 Experience, this ; by Man's ..."

4. A Selection of Pleadings in Civil Actions by Joseph Story, Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1829)
"... factor, or servant in the trade of merchandise, says that (o) there was not any open or current account between the plaintiff and the said D. and C. in ..."

5. An Introduction to Algebra: Being the First Part of a Course of Mathematics by Jeremiah Day, Anthony Dumond Stanley (1859)
"If the greatest common measure of D and d be r1, the greatest common measure of r' and c, is the greatest common measure of the three quantities D, d, and c ..."

6. A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies by James Backhouse (1843)
"Tidings of D. and C. Wheeler.—Aborigines in Towns.—Work of the Spirit. ... WE had the satisfaction of hearing of our dear friends, D. and C. Wheeler, ..."

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