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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.
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(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"
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[ɒbˈstetrɪk] ADJobstétrico
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adj (Med) techniques etcbei der Geburtshilfe; obstetric careGeburtshilfe f; obstetric problemsProbleme plbei der Entbindung; obstetric specialistGeburtshelfer(in) m(f)
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[ɒbˈstɛtrɪk] obstetrical [ɒbˈstɛtrɪkl] adjostetrico/a
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References in classic literature ?
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.
The contest was organised by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) as part of their annual meeting held earlier this year in Phoenix, Arizona, the US.
Four anaesthesia specialists at Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Women's Wellness and Research Center (WWRC) have contributed to a new international textbook containing case-based discussion on clinical issues in obstetric anaesthesia.
According to the World Health Organization, obstetric fistula is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged obstructed labour without treatment.
[1] A key recommendation was to improve the availability and quality of care for women suffering obstetric emergencies.
figure By ELIZABETH WALA An obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged or obstructed labour, which leaves a woman incontinent of urine or faeces or both.
Ultrasound exams include echocardiograms of the heart (participants must be at least 18 years old) and obstetric ultrasounds (participants must be at least 18 weeks pregnant).
Objective: To determine the prevalence, etiology and complications of emergency obstetric hysterectomy (EOH) at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi.
Four quickly achievable actions that can be undertaken by every hospital providing obstetric care could make a big difference in the high maternal mortality rate in the United States, according to a new perspective from leading obstetricians published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Handbook of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies, 5th Edition (online access included)
Central neuraxial blocks are commonly practiced regional anesthesia (RA) techniques in the perioperative period for obstetric anesthesia and analgesia that are associated with both maternal and neonatal safety (1).