afterpains

(redirected from after-pains)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.

af·ter·pains

 (ăf′tər-pānz′)
pl.n.
Cramps or pains following childbirth, caused by contractions of the uterus.

afterpains

(ˈɑːftəˌpeɪnz)
pl n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) cramplike pains caused by contraction of the uterus after childbirth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterpains - pains felt by a woman after her baby is bornafterpains - pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus
pang - a sharp spasm of pain
Translations

afterpains

[ˈɑːftəˌpeɪnz] NPLdolores mpl de posparto

af·ter·pains

, after-pains
n., pl. entuertos, dolores siguientes al parto.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
We soon appreciated the drawbacks of bradycardia from repeat doses, and the sequel of muscle after-pains .