placental abruption

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placental abruption (comparative more placental abruption, superlative most placental abruption)

  1. Of or pertaining to tearing away (abruption) of placenta from uterus or the breaking apart of the placenta.
    Should the mother have a placental abruption and either the mother or baby is at risk, an emergency C-section is usually performed.