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 (ŏb-stĕt′rĭk, əb-) also ob·stet·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.

[Latin obstetrīcius, pertaining to a midwife, from obstetrīx, obstetrīc-, midwife, from obstitus, past participle of obstāre, to stand opposite to : ob-, opposite to; see ob- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·stet′ri·cal·ly adv.


(ɒbˈstɛtrɪk) or


(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics
[C18: via New Latin from Latin obstetrīcius, from obstetrix a midwife, literally: woman who stands opposite, from obstāre to stand in front of; see obstacle]
obˈstetrically adv
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Adj.1.obstetric - of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics; "obstetric hospital"


[ɒbˈstetrɪk] ADJobstétrico


adj (Med) techniques etcbei der Geburtshilfe; obstetric careGeburtshilfe f; obstetric problemsProbleme plbei der Entbindung; obstetric specialistGeburtshelfer(in) m(f)


[ɒbˈstɛtrɪk] obstetrical [ɒbˈstɛtrɪkl] adjostetrico/a
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The first examination he could take was in midwifery and the diseases of women, and he put his name down to be a clerk in the ward devoted to feminine ailments; since it was holiday time there happened to be no difficulty in getting a post as obstetric clerk; he arranged to undertake that duty during the last week of August and the first two of September.
1,3,10-12] The reasons for this remain to be established; however, it is possible this was owing to admission of more severe obstetric cases from the referring hospitals.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses(AWHONN) have announced that Elsevier will publish AWHONN's official publications, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) and Nursing for Women's Health (NWH), beginning with the 2016 volumes.
Addressing the meeting about the board's original decision to downgrade obstetric lead maternity services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, Mr Wright said: "We know we made an error not consulting but we are consulting now.
nurse-midwives, anesthesiologists, and other providers has released a safety bundle with 13 steps that hospitals can use to prevent, recognize, and better manage obstetric hemorrhage.
Al Hayat International Hospital Ghubra has expanded its gyneA[degrees] cology facilities with the appointment of Dr AV Bhuwaneswari to offer obstetric and gynecologA[degrees]ical services.
Living within 10 kilometers of a facility offering basic or comprehensive emergency obstetric care was positively associated with institutional delivery (odds ratios, 1.
The critically ill obstetric patient presents many management challenges to the treating physician.
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Obstetric physicians are internal medicine specialists who have training and experience in managing pregnant women with medical problems.
Since we have open[ed] up [a] women's ward, we have also set up [an] obstetric fistula treatment campaign aim[ed] at eradicating fistula infection to restore South Sudanese women's dignity," he said during a visit to the ward on Tuesday.
PESHAWAR -- A seminar was organized to mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23rd May 2014) a disease of child mother during pregnancy here at Peshawar Press Club.