Definition of Milk fever

1. Noun. A type of fever occurring in women shortly after childbirth (previously associated with the start of lactation). ¹



2. Noun. (veterinary medicine) A fatal metabolic disorder in dairy cattle, occurring at the start of lactation. ¹

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Medical Definition of Milk fever

1. A slight elevation of temperature following childbirth, said to be due to the establishment of the secretion of milk, but probably the same as absorption fever, an afebrile metabolic disease, occurring shortly after parturition in dairy cattle, characterised by hypocalcaemia and manifested by loss of consciousness and general paralysis. Synonym: parturient paralysis, parturient paresis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milk Fever

milk brother
milk brothers
milk can
milk chocolate
milk chocolates
milk colic
milk corpuscle
milk cow
milk crate
milk crates
milk crust
milk cyst
milk ducts
milk ejection
milk factor
milk fever (current term)
milk float
milk floats
milk gland
milk intolerance
milk leg
milk let-down reflex
milk line
milk of bismuth
milk of calcium
milk of lime
milk of magnesia
milk of sulfur

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