Definition of Premature labor
1. Noun. Labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation.
Generic synonyms: Childbed, Confinement, Labor, Labour, Lying-in, Parturiency, Travail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Premature Labor
Literary usage of Premature labor
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"The Treatment of Repeated Abortion and premature labor, with Foetal Death. ... Band xlvi., Heft 2) reports twenty-one cases of abortion and premature labor, ..."
2. A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1893)
"CHAPTER I. INDUCTION OF premature labor. History of the Operation. ... In inducing premature labor, we pro- l">-c to avoid or lessen the risk to which, ..."
3. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"The question of the induction of premature labor for the preservation of vision is one of interest alike to the ophthalmic surgeon and to the obstetrician. ..."
4. The Science and Art of Midwifery by William Thompson Lusk (1890)
"Cases indicating craniotomy or premature labor.—Cases where extraction of a living child at term is possible.—premature labor.—Version.—Forceps. ..."
5. The Science and Art of Midwifery by William Thompson Lusk (1893)
"Cases indicating craniotomy or premature labor.—Cases where extraction of a ... If not, does the case call for the induction of abortion or premature labor? ..."
6. Obstetrics for nurses by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1922)
"The Induction of premature labor.—This operation is quite often done, the reasons being: contracted pelvis in the mother (a small, premature child may pass) ..."
7. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1897)
"If the expulsion takes place between the sixth and ninth months, the woman is said to have a premature labor. The law makes no distinction of this kind, ..."