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Definition: 'Membrane Stripping'

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membrane stripping

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. separation of gestational membranes from the lower uterine segment by insertion of a finger through the cervical os, to initiate the Ferguson reflex or prostaglandin release from the decidua and hasten labor.

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