Definition of Dystocia

1. n. Difficult delivery pr parturition.



Definition of Dystocia

1. Noun. (medicine) A slow or difficult labour or delivery. ¹

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Definition of Dystocia

1. difficult labor and delivery in childbirth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dystocia

1. Difficult delivery pr parturition. Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; ill, hard + delivery. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dystocia

dystaxias
dystectic
dystectoid
dysteleological
dysteleology
dystelephalangy
dysthanasia
dystheism
dysthymia
dysthymias
dysthymic
dysthymic depression
dysthymic disorder
dysthymics
dysthyroidal infantilism
dystocia (current term)
dystocias
dystome
dystonia
dystonia lenticularis
dystonia musculorum deformans
dystonias
dystonic
dystonic reaction
dystonic torticollis
dystopia
dystopian
dystopias
dystopic
dystopically

Literary usage of Dystocia

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1. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"Originating in the latter they cause fetal dystocia, and in the former ... According to my classification I shall describe fetal dystocia as due to: (i) ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"Classification of Lesions of the Spinal Cord, Dependent on dystocia.—I consider the present case an example of an almost complete rupture of the spinal cord ..."

3. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"dystocia due to malformations of the uterus has already been considered in Chapter ... dystocia Due to Operations for the Belief of Retroflexion of the ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"On examination of the body of the foetus it was found that the cause of the dystocia lay in a great dilatation of the bladder, with excentric hypertrophy of ..."

5. Practical manual of obstetrics by Eugène Verrier, Edward L. Partridge (1884)
"There are two varieties : (1) simple dystocia and (2) impossibility of ... Under the head of dystocia we include obstructions in the pelvic organs, ..."

6. Operative Midwifery by John Martin Munro Kerr (1908)
"CHAPTER II dystocia THE RESULT OF FAULTS IN THE FORCES Undue Strength of the Forces—Precipitate Labour—Inefficiency of the Forces. ..."

7. A System of obstetric medicine and surgery by Robert Barnes (1885)
"THE term " dystocia" comes down to us from Hippocrates. ... The problem of dystocia is often needlessly obscured by confounding definition and symptoms with ..."

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