The distance between the depression beneath the last lumbar vertebra and the margin of the symphysis pubis; the external conjugate diameter of the pelvis. Synonym: Baudelocque line
See also: Baudelocque, Jean-Louis
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Baudelocque,Jean L., French obstetrician, 1746-1810.
Baudelocque diameter - the distance in a straight line between the depression under the last spinous process of the lumbar vertebrae and the upper edge of the pubic symphysis. Synonym(s): external conjugate
Baudelocque uterine circle - a constriction of the uterus resulting from obstructed labor, one of the classic signs of threatened rupture of the uterus. Synonym(s): pathologic retraction ring
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