Afterpains
Afterpains Aft"er*pains`, n. pl. (Med.) The pains which succeed childbirth, as in expelling the afterbirth. [1913 Webster]

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  • afterpains — [af′tərpānz΄] pl.n. pains from contractions of the uterus following childbirth * * * af·ter·pains (ăfʹtər pānz ) pl.n. Cramps or pains following childbirth, caused by contractions of the uterus. * * * …   Universalium

  • afterpains — [af′tərpānz΄] pl.n. pains from contractions of the uterus following childbirth …   English World dictionary

  • afterpains — Painful cramplike contractions of the uterus occurring after childbirth. * * * pl. n. pains caused by uterine contractions after childbirth, especially during breast feeding, due to release of the hormone oxytocin. The contractions help restore… …   Medical dictionary

  • afterpains — n. pains or cramps that some women feel following childbirthn. aftereffect, pain which begins to be felt some time after stimulus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afterpains — plural noun pains after childbirth caused by contraction of the womb …   English new terms dictionary

  • afterpains — pl. n. pains caused by uterine contractions after childbirth, especially during breast feeding, due to release of the hormone oxytocin. The contractions help restore the uterus to its nonpregnant size and are more common in women who have given… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • afterpains — n.pl. pains caused by contraction of the womb after childbirth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Схватки Послеродовые (Afterpains) — болезненные сокращения матки после родов, особенно во время кормления грудью, возникающие вследствие выработки в организме женщины гормона окситоцина. Во время таких сокращений происходит восстановление матки до ее прежних размеров; чаще всего… …   Медицинские термины

  • СХВАТКИ ПОСЛЕРОДОВЫЕ — (afterpains) болезненные сокращения матки после родов, особенно во время кормления грудью, возникающие вследствие выработки в организме женщины гормона окситоцина. Во время таких сокращений происходит восстановление матки до ее прежних размеров;… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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