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Definitions and Synonyms of dilatation and curettage | Another word for dilatation and curettage | What is dilatation and curettage?

Definition 1: a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dilatation and curettage in the sense of this definition

(dilatation and curettage is a kind of ...) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "he died while undergoing surgery"

(dilatation and curettage is a part of ...) surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette

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