lochia


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lo·chi·a

 (lō′kē-ə, lŏk′ē-ə)
pl.n. Medicine
The normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina after childbirth.

[Greek lokhia, from neuter pl. of lokhios, of childbirth, from lokhos, childbirth; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

lo′chi·al adj.

lochia

(ˈlɒkɪə)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a vaginal discharge of cellular debris, mucus, and blood following childbirth
[C17: New Latin from Greek lokhia, from lokhios, from lokhos childbirth]
ˈlochial adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lochia - substance discharged from the vagina (cellular debris and mucus and blood) that gradually decreases in amount during the weeks following childbirth
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
Translations
Lochia

lo·chi·a

n. loquios, flujo serosanguíneo del útero en las primeras semanas después del parto.

lochia

n loquios, líquido que sale del útero después del parto
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Her postoperative period was uneventful and she passed lochia normally.
Clinical studies were also conducted to evaluate the impacts of immediate insertion of a frameless IUD during cesarean section, as well as after vaginal delivery, on the bleeding pattern, duration of lochia, and healing of uterus.
The least known signs were signs of puerperal sepsis: foul-smelling lochia (68.
Secondly, lochia transform the new mother into a contagious source of impurity.
13) Tenderness of the uterus and offensive lochia with fever was diagnosed as Endomyometritis.
Assessment was demonstrated by faculty and included the assessment of size, shape, firmness, redness, and symmetry of breasts; fundal (uterus) height, placement, and firmness; maternal voiding (bladder); bowel sounds; along with lochia color, odor, and amount.
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1993) visualized snowy appearance of lochia until 18 days postpartum on ultrasonic scanning of Holstein cows.
Positive culture of the lochia, wound infections, and urinary tract infection after operation were determined according to the microbiological findings of wound swabs, urine and lochia samples.
Ratio between the number of Th1 and Th2 lymphocytes in the peripheral blood and concentration of pro-inflammatory cytokines in lochia of women with postpartum endometritis.