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  1. dilation and curettage, dilatation and curettage, D and Cnoun

    a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion


  1. dilation and curettagenoun

    A surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and the lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet.


  1. dilation and curettage

    Dilation and Curettage, commonly referred to as D&C, is a surgical procedure often performed after a miscarriage, and also to diagnose or treat certain uterine conditions. The procedure involves dilating or opening the cervix, which is the lower part of the woman's uterus, and then inserting a thin instrument called a curette to remove uterine tissue.


  1. Dilation and curettage

    Dilation and curettage refers to the dilation of the cervix and surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus and/or contents of the uterus by scraping and scooping. It is a therapeutic gynecological procedure as well as a rarely used method of first trimester abortion. D&C normally refers to a procedure involving a curette, also called sharp curettage. However, some sources use the term D&C to refer more generally to any procedure that involves the processes of dilation and removal of uterine contents, which includes the more common suction curettage procedures of manual and electric vacuum aspiration.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilation and curettage in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilation and curettage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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