Term: Ectopic Pregnancy

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05

Definition:

"Implantation of the fertilized ovum outside the uterine cavity; common sites are the abdomen, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Also called oocyesis." (Olds SB et al., 2004).

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References 

  • 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. 2004.(View)

Term used in 

  • Brownell M, De Coster C, Penfold R, Derksen S, Au W, Schultz J, Dahl M. Manitoba Child Health Atlas Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)