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Descriptor English: Abortion
Descriptor Spanish: Aborto
Descriptor Portuguese: Aborto
Descriptor French: Avortement
Tree number(s): SP2.006.087.087.093
Scope note: ABORTION is the interruption of PREGNANCY by the DEATH of the FETUS or EMBRYO, together with the ovular annexes. It can be spontaneous (ABORTION, SPONTANEOUS; also known as "miscarriage" in English) or induced (ABORTION, INDUCED). The expelled fetus with less than 0.5 kg or 20 weeks of gestation is considered aborted (ABORTED FETUS).
Annotation: GEN only; prefer specifics; see related terms and their specifics
Related: Abortifacient Agents MeSH
Abortion, Induced MeSH
Abortion, Spontaneous MeSH
DeCS ID: 50244
Unique ID: DDCS050244
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Abortion - Preferred
Concept UI FD00061422
Scope note ABORTION is the interruption of PREGNANCY by the DEATH of the FETUS or EMBRYO, together with the ovular annexes. It can be spontaneous (ABORTION, SPONTANEOUS; also known as "miscarriage" in English) or induced (ABORTION, INDUCED). The expelled fetus with less than 0.5 kg or 20 weeks of gestation is considered aborted (ABORTED FETUS).
Preferred term Abortion



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