rupture

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rupture,

in medicine: see herniahernia,
protrusion of an internal organ or part of an organ through the wall of a body cavity. The hernia is enclosed by a sac formed by the lining of the cavity. It results from a weakness or rupture in the wall, usually where there is already a natural weakness.
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rupture

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rupture

Pathol
a. the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
b. another word for hernia
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Chorioamnionitis increases neonatal morbidity in pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes.
Preterm premature rupture of membranes is defined as rupture of the membranes before the onset of labor and before 37 completed weeks' gestation; it is most often associated with genital tract infection.
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NEW ORLEANS -- Repeat courses of corticosteroids didn't increase the incidence of chorioamnionitis or endometritis in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes.