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miscarriage

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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The response is greater than Th1 response during normal pregnancy, while Th1 response is predominant in women with threatened abortion.
The most common treatment for threatened abortion include: progesterone injection; oral sustained release preparation: dydrogesterone, micronized progesterone capsules, suppositories: progesterone gel, progesterone soft capsules and progesterone vaginal ring.
Effects of vaginal progesterone on pain and uterine contractility in patients with threatened abortion before twelve weeks of pregnancy.
The impact of dydrogesterone supplementation on hormonal profile and progesterone-induced blocking factor concentrations in women with threatened abortion.
In the present study, out of 50 cases which were diagnosed as threatened abortion on ultrasound, all 50 cases were continued as normal pregnancy.
In our study, all cases of threatened abortion, missed abortion, incomplete abortion, Blighted ovum, Hydatidiform Mole, ectopic gestation, complete abortion and inevitable abortion were diagnosed correctly on ultrasound with an accuracy of 100%.
Prognostic value of ultrasound, HCG and progesterone in threatened abortion.
On scanning, he found threatened abortion in 375 patients (32.
There were 5 cases of threatened abortion in present study (3.