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Credé methods

Pronunciation: kre-da'


  1. instillation of one drop of a 2% solution of silver nitrate into each eye of a newborn infant to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum;
  2. resting the hand on the fundus uteri from the moment of the expulsion of the fetus, and gently rubbing in case of hemorrhage or failing contraction; then, when the afterbirth is loosened, it is expelled by firm compression or squeezing of the fundus by the hand;
  3. use of manual pressure on a bladder, particularly an acontractile bladder, to express urine.

Synonym(s): Credé maneuvers

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