⇒ABORTION, subst. fém.
1. Thérapeutique par laquelle s'interrompt avant son terme le processus habituel d'une maladie évolutive :
1. Quand le malade, cas ordinaire, n'est pris en traitement que 4, 6, 8 jours après le début, il n'y a plus d'abortion possible, ...
HUDELO ds (F. Widal, P.-J. Teissier, G.-H. Roger, Nouveau traité de médecine, 1920-24, fasc. 1, p. 502).
2. Le résultat de cette thérapeutique :
2. Moizard a conseillé l'emploi d'un violent purgatif drastique au début de la fluxion testiculaire pour en déterminer l'abortion; ...
P.-J. TEISSIER, ESMEIN ds (F. Widal, P.-J. Teissier, G.-H. Roger, Nouveau traité de médecine, 1920-24, fasc. 2, p. 624).
Étymol. — Dér. du rad. de abortif (av. élargissement de sens); suff. -ion.

abortion [abɔʀsjɔ̃] n. f.
ÉTYM. 1920; du rad. de abortif.
Mod. Interruption provoquée d'une maladie évolutive.

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