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noun abortion, abortive attempt, abortive effort, bad behavior, breakdown, cadere, collapse, default, defeat, disappointment, downfall, failure, fiasco, frustration, futile effort, hopeless failure, ineffectiveness, innffectual attempt, loss, lost labor, misadventure, mischance, misconduct, misfire, mistake, negative reeult, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, overthrow, parum procedere, perdition, rout, ruin, secus procedere, stoppage, successlessness, total loss, unlawful act, unproductivity, vain attempt, vain effort
Associated concepts: miscarriage of justice
See also: accident, disaster, failure, misfortune

MISCARRIAGE, med. jurisp. By this word is technically understood the expulsion of the ovum or embryo from the uterus within the first six weeks after conception; between that time and before the expiration of the sixth month, when the child may possibly live, it is termed abortion. When the delivery takes place soon after the sixth month, it is denominated premature labor. But the criminal act of destroying the foetus at any time before birth, is termed in law, procuring miscarriage. Chit. Med. Jur. 410; 2 Dunglison's Human Physiology, 364. Vide Abortion; Foetus.

MISCARRIAGE, contracts, torts. By the English statute of frauds, 29, C. II., c. 3, s. 4, it is enacted that "no action shall be brought to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person, unless the agreement," &c. "shall be in writing," &c. The word miscarriage, in this statute comprehends that species of wrongful act, for the consequences of which the law would make the party civilly responsible. The wrongful riding the horse of another, without his leave or license, and thereby causing his death, is clearly an act for which the party is responsible in damages, and therefore, falls within the meaning of the word miscarriage. 2 Barn. & Ald. 516; Burge on Sur. 21.

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Methods applied in collecting data on spontaneous abortion were not sensitive enough to detect events occurring in early pregnancy.
In large datasets, it is challenging to adjust for variables that are relevant to the outcome of interest, and this could explain some of the disparate findings of studies regarding spontaneous abortion and other obstetrical and neonatal outcomes.
Congenital malformations of the central nervous system in spontaneous abortions.
Harlap S, Shiono PH and Ramcharan S, A life table of spontaneous abortions and the effects of age, parity and other variables, in: Hook EB and Potter I, eds.
Moderate alcohol intake in pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion.
We investigated the number of spontaneous abortions and neonatal deaths among women consuming arsenic in their drinking water versus women who are drinking arsenic non-contaminated water.
The occurrence of spontaneous abortion, induced abortion and still birth were 2.
And a study of psychosocial stress related to postabortion care showed that women who suffer spontaneous abortion are largely ignorant of the reasons for the miscarriage.
Research: A population-based, matched, case-control study of case women with spontaneous abortion and control women from January 1996 through December 1998 in Uppsala County, Sweden, was conducted.
The scientists concluded that the "possible negative tong-term effects of cloning, as welt as the high incidence of spontaneous abortion and abnormal birth of cloned animals, give cause for concern.
htm), the National Cancer Institute says: "Although it has been the subject of extensive research, there is no convincing evidence of a direct relationship between breast cancer and either induced or spontaneous abortion.
Evidence suggests that ETS exposure has an adverse impact on cognition and behavior, can exacerbate cystic fibrosis, can decrease pulmonary function, and is associated with spontaneous abortion.