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Obstetric Terms 

Obstetric Terms

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Nomenclature
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Harriet S. Meyer

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Obstetric Terms

Two colloquial shorthand expressions quantify an individual’s obstetric history: GPA and TPAL. The GPA and TPAL expressions are familiar and widely used clinically. However, they are also recognized as imprecise and lacking in standardization.1-3

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