Definition of Afterpain

1. Noun. (context: pathology often in the plural) pain of uterine contractions experienced after childbirth (especially after passage of the placenta) ¹



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Definition of Afterpain

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afterpain

aftermath
aftermaths
aftermentioned
aftermind
aftermost
aftermovement
afterness
afternoon
afternoon tea
afternoon teas
afternoone
afternoones
afternoons
afternote
afternotes
afterpain (current term)
afterpains
afterpart
afterparties
afterparty
afterpeak
afterpeaks
afterperception
afterpiece
afterpieces
afterpotential
afterpotentials
afterpulse
afterpulses
afterpulsing

Literary usage of Afterpain

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1881)
"... will tend to show that insufficient rest between successive impregnations has much to do with the greater liability to certain forms of afterpain in ..."

2. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"... at the mucocutaneous border before applying the ligature, in order that the nerves may not be included, and severe afterpain may be thus avoided. ..."

3. The Practice of surgery by Thomas Bryant (1873)
"... the afterpain in tbc-e always slight, the cautery entirely destroying the sensibility of the ..."

4. Journal of Materia Medica (1877)
"By this means I secure a firm contraction of the uterus, preventing the formation of clots of blood within its cavity, with a less degree of afterpain, ..."

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