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products of conception

n. (context medicine English) The human fetus, placenta and other such products of conception which occur with a miscarriage or theraputic abortion.

Products of conception

Products of conception, abbreviated POC, is a medical term used for the tissue derived from the union of an egg and a sperm. It encompasses anembryonic gestation (blighted ovum) which does not have a viable embryo.

In the context of tissue from a dilation and curettage, the presence of POC essentially excludes an ectopic pregnancy.