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, obstetrical (ob-stet'rik, -ri-kăl),
Relating to obstetrics.


(ŏb-stĕt′rĭk, əb-) also


Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.

ob·stet′ri·cal·ly adv.

obstetric, obstetrical


adjective Referring to obstetrics.


Relating to obstetrics.

obstetrical, obstetric

pertaining to or emanating from obstetrics.

obstetrical anesthesia
an anesthetic procedure designed especially for patients undergoing cesarean operation or intrauterine manipulation of the fetus. The particular additional responsibility in this kind of anesthesia is the survival of the fetus.
obstetrical assistance
assistance to the dam in the expulsion of the fetus varying from simple traction to episiotomy, fetal manipulation in the uterus, fetotomy and cesarean section.
obstetrical chains
see obstetric chain.
obstetrical instruments
there is a large range including long-handled and finger-grip fetotomy knives; eyehooks, either long-handled or threaded onto obstetric rope; fetotome; obstetric wire; Kuhn's crutch for repelling or rotating the fetus; obstetric forceps; traction chains and handles; fetal extractor.
obstetrical saw
wire saw used in fetotomes. There are two types, Swedish and gigli wire saw.
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She was transferred to the obstetric ward of her local hospital and reviewed by the obstetric team and an obstetric physician.
He added that it is unconscionable that the poorest, most vulnerable women and girls suffer needlessly from the devastating condition of obstetric fistula, "These vulnerable women and girls are to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
Babatunde Osotimehin Excutive Director of UNFPA said that an estimated two to three and half million women in developing countries live with the devastating effects of obstetric fistula, and at least 50,000 and 100,000 new cases occur each year according to data from UNFPA, he added.
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The text provides succinct, expert pragmatic opinion on a wide range of the common topics likely to be met with in obstetric anaesthesia.
The book describes the development of obstetric ultrasound, from early experiments in Glasgow in 1956 through to its wide use in maternity clinics, throughout the developed world, by the end of the twentieth century.