missed abortion


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missed abortion

[′mist ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
A condition in which a fetus weighing less than 500 grams dies and remains in the uterus for an extended period of time.
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The use of misoprostol for missed abortion has been studied quite extensively worldwide, although Searle, the company that manufactures the drug, has not funded research for that indication.
Prochieve 4% is contraindicated in patients with active thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, or a history of hormone- associated thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, missed abortion,
Medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets are also contraindicated in liver dysfunction or disease, known or suspected malignancy of the breast or genital organs, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, missed abortion, known or suspected pregnancy or a known sensitivity to medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets.
Prochieve 4% is contraindicated in patients with active thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, or a history of hormone-associated thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, missed abortion, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, liver dysfunction or disease, and known or suspected malignancy of the breast or genital organs.
There will always be missed abortions, missed abortionists.