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CAESAREAN BIRTH [1 record]

Record 1 2012-05-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Obstetric Surgery
  • Pregnancy, Reproduction and Perinatal Period
DEF

The delivery of a baby through incisions made in the mother's abdomen and uterus.

OBS

The term Caesarean section refers to Julius Caesar (who is believed to have been born that way) and is traditionally spelled with an upper-case C; however, it is more often written with a lower-case c today. In Canada, the preferred spelling is "caesarean" and not "cesarean."

Key term(s)
  • caesarian birth
  • cesarian birth
  • caesarian section birth
  • cesarian section birth

French

Domaine(s)
  • Chirurgie obstétrique
  • Grossesse, Reproduction et Périnatalité

Spanish

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