from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instance of suddenly breaking away or off.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sudden breaking off; a sudden termination; a violent separation of bodies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instance of sudden interruption
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Placental abruption is a true obstetric emergency.
He said: This is called an abruption and it is a problem for the mother and the baby.
Doctors thought she might have “placental abruption”, and that the baby would be at risk of being stillborn.
Some reasons to undertake such procedures, as suggested by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, include: pregnancy-related high blood pressure; infection in the uterus; and leaking amniotic fluid without labor starting or a placental abruption -- that is, the placenta, which nourishes the baby, peels away from the uterus, a very rare complication requiring immediate attention.
By some miracle, she managed to not suffer the most common side effects of abruption — cerebral palsey.
What I got was 10 hours of back labor (without meds) and then placental abruption and a C-section without an epidural.
The ad is about how Mr. Tebow's mother was advised to abort her son following a placental abruption, but she refused and, well, now we have Tim Tebow.
I was having a placental abruption: unless they got the baby out fast, they said, we would both die.
They diagnosed her with placental abruption, a premature separation of the placenta from the uterine wall.
Last year at around this time, I was mourning the loss of my son Ezra, who had died only months earlier from a placental abruption.