lochial


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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.
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Ecbolic and uterotonic drugs have beneficial effect for early disappearance of lochial and uterine involution (Paul et al.
In dairy cows, myometrial contractility plays a major role in clearing lochial debris from the uterus after calving (Slama et al.
Subcutaneous administration of ceftiofur at a dose of 1 mg/kg in dairy cows after parturition resulted in a concentration of ceftiofur and its active metabolites in plasma, uterine tissues, and lochial fluid that exceeded reported MIC (minimum inhibition concentrations) values for common pathogens involved in metritis (15).