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"The premature dilation of the cervix, usually in the second trimester of pregnancy." (Olds SB et al., 2004).
Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR.
Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed.
Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Education Inc.
Term used in
Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A.
Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)