puerperal


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pu·er·per·al

 (pyo͞o-ûr′pər-əl)
adj.
Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.

[From Latin puerper, a woman in childbed : puer, child, boy; see pau- in Indo-European roots + parere, to bear; see -parous.]

puerperal

(pjuːˈɜːpərəl)
adj
(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)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a woman in childbirth.
2. pertaining to or connected with childbirth.
[1760–70; < New Latin puerperālis of childbirth. See puerpera, -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

puerperal

[pjʊ(ː)ˈɜːpərəl]
A. ADJpuerperal
B. CPD puerperal fever Nfiebre f puerperal
puerperal psychosis Npsicosis f inv puerperal

pu·er·per·al

a. puerperal, concerniente al puerperio.

puerperal

adj puerperal
References in classic literature ?
The doctors said that it was puerperal fever, and that it was ninety-nine chances in a hundred it would end in death.
In case of decreased lactation, "letting the puerperal woman eat whatever she craves" may be considered harmful in case of an excessive calorie intake.
Conforme este orgao, a atencao a puerpera envolve uma visita domiciliar entre o setimo e decimo dia apos o parto, como tambem a realizacao de uma consulta puerperal no 42 dia [6].
Previous reports on factors associated with reproductive disorders in buffaloes include endometritis, toxic puerperal metritis and retained placenta was considered as the most importance one (Azawi, 2006) as the condition oftenly resulted in puerperal metritis which culminated to infertility (Azwai and Taha, 2002).
The frequencies and cross-products of some categorical variables (health conditions during antenatal period, treatment required during antenatal period, maternal health conditions during puerperal period, maternal treatment during puerperal period, neonatal health conditions, and neonatal treatment) were analyzed by creating multiple-response sets.
Complications associated with delivery are very common and include uterine inertia, delayed uterine involution, puerperal fluid pooling, laminitis and shock.
DALLAS -- Abdominal CT scans changed therapeutic management in 39% of women being unsuccessfully treated for refractory puerperal fever, a retrospective study has determined.
About 5 cc of blood samples were taken under aseptic precautions, during the time of their admission to labor ward (predelivery) and on the 1st puerperal day.
It can cause antepartum, intrapartum, and puerperal complication.
Ao inves disso, tais profissionais associam o infanticidio a nocao de loucura puerperal, uma categoria biologista que tem sua origem na medicina.
Burtinshaw, a researcher and historian who runs a genealogy company in the UK, and Burt, a genealogist and family historian in the UK, use asylum records and documents to detail the identities, backgrounds, and outcomes of asylum patients in 19th-century Britain and Ireland, with discussion of asylums in different areas, life in the asylum, staff, criminals and insanity, the definitions of imbecile and idiot, and the medical and social understanding of mental health disorders and the methods used by doctors attempting to cure them, including epilepsy, general paralysis, suicide, and puerperal insanity, as well as mania, melancholia, dementia, and congenital conditions, with case studies for illustration.