Credé's method


Cre·​dé's method
: the dropping of silver nitrate solution into the eyes of newborn infants to prevent the development of gonorrheal ophthalmia
or less commonly credés maneuver : expression of the placenta after birth by manual compression of the uterus through the abdominal wall

Word History


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

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“Credé's method.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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