Definition of Puerperium

1. Noun. Time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved. "A perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium"

Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Derivative terms: Puerperal



Definition of Puerperium

1. Noun. (context: obstetrics) The period of time lasting around a month immediately following childbirth, when the mother’s uterus shrinks back to its prenatal state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puerperium

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puerperium

puericulture
puerile
puerilely
puerileness
puerilism
puerilisms
puerilities
puerility
puering
puerpera
puerperae
puerperal
puerperal fever
puerperal fevers
puerperia
puerperium (current term)
puerperous
puers
puff-leg
puff-legged
puff-legs
puff-pastry
puff adder
puff batter
puff of air
puff out
puff paste
puff pastries
puff pastry

Literary usage of Puerperium

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1. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"The borderland between the physiological and pathological puerperium is not ... The management of the puerperium consists chiefly in: (i) cleanliness and ..."

2. Obstetrics for nurses by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1922)
"CHAPTER II CARE DURING THE puerperium FIRST, last, and all the time during the puerperium the nurse must consistently practice asepsis in everything that ..."

3. Principles and practice of obstetrics by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1918)
"The puerperium may be defined as that period which extends from the de- \- of the ovum until the return of the genitalia to the non-pregnant state is com- . ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1921)
"THROMBOPHLEBITIS DURING THE puerperium FOLLOWING INFLUENZA, ... There are many reasons why this condition should be frequent in the puerperium. ..."

5. Obstetrics; a Manual for Students and Practitioners by David James Evans (1900)
"Scarlet fever : This is a rare complication of the puerperium. ... Measles : The puerperium is rarely complicated by this disease unless the attack has ..."

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