Term: Abortion

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


"Loss of pregnancy before the fetus is viable outside the uterus; miscarriage." (Olds, SB. et al., 2004).

For a list of abortion and ectopic pregnancy diagnosis and procedure/intervention codes used in Brownell et al. (2008) see the Abortion_Ectopic_Preg_Diagnosis_and_Proc_Interv_Codes-CHA-2008.pdf document.

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