Premature separation of placenta

Alternative names
Placenta abruptio; Accidental hemorrhage; Ablatio placentae; Abruptio placentae; Placental abruption

Definition
Placenta abruptio is separation of the placenta (the organ that nourishes the fetus) from the site of uterine implantation before delivery of the fetus.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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