ectopic pregnancy

noun

Definition of ectopic pregnancy 

: development of a fertilized egg elsewhere than in the uterus (as in a fallopian tube or the peritoneal cavity)

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If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Harriet Rowan And Alex Leeds Matthews, Washington Post, "California’s Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record," 22 May 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Christopher Weber, USA TODAY, "STDs reach all-time high in California, leading to spike in stillbirths due to syphilis, state health authorities say," 15 May 2018 One death occurred because of an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy. Suzanne Gamboa /, NBC News, "Planned Parenthood cancels abortions in Arkansas after restrictive law is reinstated," 31 May 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Harriet Rowan And Alex Leeds Matthews, Washington Post, "California’s Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record," 22 May 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Christopher Weber, USA TODAY, "STDs reach all-time high in California, leading to spike in stillbirths due to syphilis, state health authorities say," 15 May 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Harriet Rowan And Alex Leeds Matthews, Washington Post, "California’s Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record," 22 May 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Christopher Weber, USA TODAY, "STDs reach all-time high in California, leading to spike in stillbirths due to syphilis, state health authorities say," 15 May 2018 If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sexually transmitted diseases dramatically increase in California," 14 May 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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ectopic pregnancy

noun

Medical Definition of ectopic pregnancy 

: gestation elsewhere than in the uterus (as in a fallopian tube or in the peritoneal cavity)

called also ectopic gestation, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy

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