Credé's method

Cre·​dé's method | \ krəˈdāz- \

Definition of Credé's method

1 : the dropping of silver nitrate solution into the eyes of newborn infants to prevent the development of gonorrheal ophthalmia
2 or less commonly credés maneuver : expression of the placenta after birth by manual compression of the uterus through the abdominal wall

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History and Etymology for Credé's method

translation of German credésche methode, after Karl S.F. Credé †1892 German gynecologist

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“Credé's method.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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