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abnormality <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 18 words.

1. deviation from the normal or expected.

2. a malformation or deformity (e.g. developmental a.).

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ABO system <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 6 words.

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abort <i>vb.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 38 words.

1. to terminate a process or disease before its full course has been run.

2. to remove or expel an

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abortifacient <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 10 words.

a drug that induces abortion or miscarriage.

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abortion <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 88 words.

1. (induced abortion, termination of pregnancy) the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus at

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abortus <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 22 words.

a fetus, weighing less than 500 g, that is expelled from the uterus either dead or incapable of surviving.

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ABPI <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 7 words.

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abrasion <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 24 words.

a minor wound in which the surface of the skin or a mucous membrane is worn away by rubbing or

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abreaction <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 27 words.

the therapeutic release of strong emotion commonly associated with the retrieval of a buried memory. This intervention is now largely

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abruptio placentae <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 59 words.

bleeding from the placenta causing its complete or partial detachment from the uterine wall after the 24th week of gestation.

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