TITLE

premature rupture of membranes

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1760
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21242013

 

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