puerperal(redirected from puerperal tetany)
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Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) of, relating to, or occurring during the puerperium
[C18: from New Latin puerperālis relating to childbirth; see puerperium]
pu•er•per•al(pyuˈɜr pər əl)
1. of or pertaining to a woman in childbirth.
2. pertaining to or connected with childbirth.
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|Adj.||1.||puerperal - relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth|