Credé's method

noun
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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