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Definition of the noun afterpains

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noun - plural: -

  1. pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: pang = a sharp spasm of pain

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Google previewBlacks Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Afterpains. Pains similar to but feebler than those of labour, occurring in the two or three days following childbirth. (See PREGNANCY AND LABOUR.) Causes. are generally the presence of a blood clot or retained piece of PLACENTA which ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

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 ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Afterpains Pains similar to but feebler than those of labour, occurring in the two or three days following childbirth, and generally due to the presence of a blood clot or retained piece of placenta which the UTERUS is attempting ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

The afterpains further reduce the uterus to its former prepregnant size and also help stop bleeding. Uterine contractions are involuntary. They occur in laboring women who receive a regional anesthetic, such as CAUDAL or EPIDURAL ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2012)

by Mosby, Inc

Afterpains tend to be strongest during breastfeeding, in multiparas, after the birth of large babies, and after overdistention of the uterus. They usually resolve spontaneously but may require analgesia. The nurse reassures the mother that ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

Afterpains tend to be strongest during breastfeeding, in multiparas, after the birth of large babies, and after overdistension of the uterus. They usually resolve spontaneously but may require analgesia. Afterpains are normal and are an ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

afterpains Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) afterpains, contractions of the uterus common during the first days after childbirth. They tend to be strongest in mothers during breastfeeding, in multiparas, after the birth of large babies, and ...

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Afterpains, h. pi. Pains succeeding Afterpiece, n.

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

AFTERPAINS, af'-ter-p5nz. s.. Pains 'afiur birth. AFTERTASTE, disstdr-tifl. s. Tafle remain; ing upon the tongue after the draught. AFTERTHOUGHT, df'tdr-thdt. s. Reflections aster the act, cXpedients formed toolate. AFTERTIIWES, dfsi-te'r-timz.

Google previewDictionary of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1988)

by Christoph Zink

postpartum: see afterpains. contractions, second stage: contractions" of the second stage of labor, about every 4-10 minutes with an intrauterine pressure of 60 mmHg. contractions, tachysystolic: see contraction anomalies. contractions, ...

Google previewAn English and Oordoo School Dictionary, in Roman Characters: with the Accentuation of the Oordoo Words Calculated to Facilitate Their Pronunciation by Europeans (1841)

by Joseph T. Thompson

sipúhur Afterpains, s. gumbhélun ka durd ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

Afterpains tend to be strongest during breastfeeding, in multiparas, after the birth of large babies, and after overdistention of the uterus. They usually resolve spontaneously but may require analgesia. afterperception, the apparent perception of ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1P3A1I1N1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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