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Related to obstetrical forceps: Simpson forceps
Forceps used for gently grasping and pulling on or rotating the fetal head. The blades are introduced separately into the vaginal canal and joined after being placed in correct position.
A forceps for extracting the fetal head from the pelvis during delivery. In obstetrics, forceps application is classified according to the position of the fetal head when the forceps are applied, i.e., outlet forceps, low forceps, and midforceps. The forceps allows withdrawal force to be applied to the fetal head and protects the head during the passage. Synonym: brain forceps See: station
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