Definitions for "D and C"
Dilatation and curettage. A surgical procedure in which the uterine lining is removed by scraping.
See: curettage
a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
a complement to a carefully taken history and examination, and is not a substitute for them