Definition of Milk leg

1. Noun. Painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth.

Exact synonyms: Phlegmasia Alba Dolens, White Leg
Generic synonyms: Thrombosis



Medical Definition of Milk leg

1. An extreme edematous swelling of the leg following childbirth, due to thrombosis of the iliofemoral veins. Synonym: leukophlegmasia dolens, milk leg, puerperal phlebitis, thrombotic phlegmasia, white leg. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milk Leg

milk cow
milk crate
milk crates
milk crust
milk cyst
milk ducts
milk ejection
milk factor
milk fever
milk float
milk floats
milk gland
milk intolerance
milk leg (current term)
milk let-down reflex
milk line
milk of bismuth
milk of calcium
milk of lime
milk of magnesia
milk of sulfur
milk pan
milk powder
milk pox
milk proteins
milk pudding
milk puddings
milk punch

Literary usage of Milk leg

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1. The Origin of Life and Process of Reproduction in Plants and Animals: With by Frederick Hollick (1902)
"It looks, in fact, like a thin bag of skin filled with milk, and hence the name milk-leg, from an idea that it was really filled with milk, ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... the substances with which it is ground, they esteem it as the best medium for their medicines, and are by far the largest consumers of it. MILK. LEG ..."

3. Woman; Her Diseases and Remedies: A Series of Letters to His Class by Charles Delucena Meigs (1851)
"GENTLEMEN :—There is a disease of which I have not yet spoken, and which is vulgarly known by the term Milk-leg. It has been called by the writers ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"... after inflammation of the organ, or for some time after the suppression of the secretion. They generally end by resolution. milk leg ..."

5. Females and Their Diseases: A Series of Letters to His Class by Charles Delucena Meigs (1848)
"GENTLEMEN:—There is a disease of which I have not yet spoken, and which is vulgarly known by the term milk leg. It has been called by the writers, ..."

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