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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Low serum progesterone levels may be the leading cause of threatened abortion and progesterone supplements are the conventional treatment for threatened abortion.
In addition to that the dydrogesterone can play the role of supplementing progesterone in the treatment of threatened abortion and fetal protection.
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. Am J Reprod Immunol.
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%.
Threatened abortion: sonographic distinction of normal and abnormal gestation sacs.
Diagnostic procedures in threatened abortion. Obstet Gynecol 1984; 65:223-9.
Drum (1976) (8) scanned 1152 patients with clinical diagnosis of threatened abortion. All these patients had positive pregnancy at the time of examination.
33(31.4%), blighted ovum 16 (15.24%), complete abortion 8(7.62%), threatened abortions (4.67%), inevitable abortion 4(3.81%).