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puerperal

 [pu-er´per-al]
pertaining to a puerpera or to the puerperium.
puerperal fever an infectious, sometimes fatal, disease of childbirth; until the mid-19th century, this dreaded, then-mysterious illness could sweep through a hospital maternity ward and kill most of the new mothers. Today strict aseptic hospital techniques have made the condition uncommon in most parts of the world, except in unusual circumstances such as illegally induced abortion. Called also puerperal sepsis and childbed fever.

Puerperal fever results from an infection, usually streptococcal, originating in the birth canal and affecting the endometrium. This infection can spread throughout the body, causing septicemia. The preliminary symptoms are fever, chills, excessive bleeding, foul lochia, and abdominal and pelvic pain. In acute stages, the pain spreads to the legs and chest; complications may be serious or even fatal. Treatment consists mainly of administration of antibiotics, which in most instances promptly clear up the infection. If the disease has progressed to an acute stage before treatment begins, blood transfusions may be necessary.

pu·er·per·al

(pyū-er'pĕr-ăl), Avoid the mispronunciation pwerper-ăl.
Relating to the puerperium, or period after childbirth.
Synonym(s): puerperant (1)

puerperal

/pu·er·per·al/ (-al) pertaining to a puerpera or to the puerperium.

puerperal

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

puerperal

[pyo̅o̅·er′pərəl]
Etymology: L, puerpus, childbirth
1 pertaining to the period immediately after childbirth.
2 pertaining to a woman (a puerpera) who has just given birth to an infant.

pu·er·per·al

(pyū-er'pĕr-ăl)
Relating to the puerperium, or period after childbirth.
Synonym(s): puerperant (1) .

pu·er·per·al

(pyū-er'pĕr-ăl)
Relating to the puerperium, or period after childbirth.
Synonym(s): puerperant (1) .

puerperal (pūer´pərəl),

adj relating to or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following. See also postpartum.

puerperal

pertaining to a puerpera or to the puerperium.

puerperal fever
puerperal laminitis
puerperal metritis
infection of the uterus in a puerperal female.
puerperal psychosis
1. whelping bitches sometimes display frenzied, destructive behavior and aggression.
2. sows, see farrowing hysteria.
puerperal tetanus
see tetanus.
puerperal tetany
see puerperal tetany.
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Resta, entao, segundo o relator, averiguar se realmente a conduta perpetrada pela re se amolda ao tipo penal do artigo 123 do Codigo Penal (2003 [1940]): "matar, sob influencia do estado puerperal, o proprio filho, durante o parto ou logo apos".
When a punctured puerperal woman is killed, the newborn can be transferred to an institution because of a lack of family structure that sometimes gives care to more than one dependent child: Her baby goes to the orphanage.
Most common obstetrical emergencies leading to renal morbidities and associated mortalities were pregnancy induced hypertensive disorders, antepartum and postpartum haemorrhage, ruptured uterus, puerperal sepsis.
control Begin with 10 3-second Prevent puerperal squeezes, thrice a day and stress incontinence increase gradually.
12,13) In the prevention of puerperal hematoma, it is important to begin the repair from the apex of perineal laceration or episiotomy suture leaving no dead tissue beneath and closely follow postpartum vital signs.
75%) maternal death due to puerperal sepsis and 9(7%) of neonatal deaths were recorded.
Also, group B streptococci maybe a leading cause of both neonatal and puerperal infection.
Sobre a insercao familiar na amamentacao, verificou-se que as enfermeiras utilizam como estrategia para tal, as acoes de educacao em saude, desenvolvidas nas consultas de pre-natal, nos grupos, nas salas de espera e na comunidade, alem da visita puerperal e domiciliar, ressaltando as tentativas de alcance familiar e as dificuldades com a participacao da mesma.
In addition to that Pub Med and international journals were searched for potentially relevant published articles on the indigenous puerperal samples.
This has been associated with decreases in MI for postpartum haemorrhage, hypertension, puerperal sepsis and non-pregnancy-related infections.
Relieving dystocia or RFM using unsanitary practices predispose to puerperal metritis.
No 'latent period' in the onset of bipolar affective puerperal psychosis.