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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med abnormal, slow, or difficult childbirth, usually because of disordered or ineffective contractions of the uterus
[New Latin, from Greek, from dus- (see dys-) + tokos childbirth + -ia]
dysˈtocial adj


n. distocia, parto difícil, laborioso.
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Rotation of uterus on its long axis with twisting of anterior vagina is a common cause of maternal dystocia.
Uterine torsion is one of the most important cause of maternal dystocia in graded murrah buffalo with an incidence of 83.
One of the most frequent causes of maternal dystocia in cows nearing parturition is uterine torsion.

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