afterpain
pain of uterine contractions experienced after childbirth (especially after passage of the placenta)

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  • afterpain — af·ter·pain .pān n 1) pain that follows its cause only after a distinct interval <the afterpain of a tooth extraction> 2) afterpains pl pains that follow the termination of labor and are associated with contraction of the uterus toward its… …   Medical dictionary

  • afterpain — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: after (IV) + pain 1. : pain that follows an exciting cause only after a distinct interval the afterpain of a tooth extraction 2. afterpains …   Useful english dictionary

  • afterpain — /af teuhr payn , ahf /, n. Med. pain due to continuing contractions of the uterus following childbirth. [1550 60; AFTER + PAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • afterpain — n. aftereffect, pain which begins to be felt some time after stimulus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afterpain — af•ter•pain [[t]ˈæf tərˌpeɪn, ˈɑf [/t]] n. any discomfort arising from the normal contractions of the uterus following childbirth, sometimes continuing for several days postpartum • Etymology: 1550–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • afterpain — /ˈaftəpeɪn/ (say ahftuhpayn) noun one of a number of painful contractions of the uterus, experienced after childbirth …   Australian English dictionary

  • aftereffect — Synonyms and related words: afterbirth, afterclap, aftercrop, afterglow, aftergrowth, afterimage, aftermath, afterpain, aftertaste, by product, consequence, event, eventuality, issue, outcome, placenta, remainder, residual, residuum, result,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • afterglow — Synonyms and related words: afterbirth, afterclap, aftercrop, aftereffect, aftergrowth, afterimage, aftermath, afterpain, aftertaste, air glow, balance, butt, butt end, by product, candescence, candle ends, chaff, debris, detritus, end, fag end,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • afterimage — Synonyms and related words: afterbirth, afterclap, aftercrop, aftereffect, afterglow, aftergrowth, aftermath, afterpain, aftertaste, balance, butt, butt end, by product, candle ends, chaff, debris, detritus, end, fag end, filings, fossil,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aftermath — Synonyms and related words: afterbirth, afterclap, aftercrop, aftereffect, afterglow, aftergrowth, afterimage, afterpain, aftertaste, bearing, bumper crop, by product, causation, conclusion, consequence, crop, descendant, dynasty, effect, event,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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