premature rupture of membranes

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1760
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A definition of the term "premature rupture of membranes" is presented. It refers to rupture of the amniotic membrane, in pregnancy, before the time labor was expected. Its abbreviation is PROM. PROM is more common in women of poor socioeconomic groups, teenagers, single women, smokers, and women who have a sexually transmitted organism cultured from the cervix or vagina in the first half of pregnancy.


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