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obstetrics

 [ob-stet´riks]
the branch of health science dealing with pregnancy, labor, and the puerperium. adj., adj obstet´ric, obstet´rical.

ob·stet·rics (OB),

(ob-stet'riks),
The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
Synonym(s): tocology
[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]

obstetrics

/ob·stet·rics/ (ob-stet´riks) the branch of medicine dealing with pregnancy, labor, and the puerperium.obstet´ricobstet´rical

obstetrics

(ŏb-stĕt′rĭks, əb-)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.

obstetrics (OB)

[əbstet′riks]
Etymology: L, obstetrix, midwife
the branch of medicine concerned with pregnancy and childbirth, including the study of the physiological and pathological function of the female reproductive tract and the care of the mother and fetus throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum period. obstetric, obstetrical, adj.

obstetrics

The art and science of managing pregnancy, labor and post-delivery of the mother. See High-risk obstetrics, Naturopathic obstetrics.

ob·stet·rics

(ob-stet'riks)
The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]

obstetrics

The branch of medicine concerned with childbirth and with the care of the woman from the onset of pregnancy until about 6 weeks after the birth, when the reproductive organs have returned to normal.

ob·stet·rics

(OB) (ob-stet'riks)
The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]

obstetrics (obstet´riks),

n the branch of medicine concerned with pregnancy and childbirth, including the study of the physiologic and pathologic function of the female reproductive tract and the care of the mother and fetus throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum period.

obstetrics

classically in human medicine the branch of medical science dealing with pregnancy, labor and the puerperium. In the veterinary context it is usually limited to the care of the dam and the unborn young during a parturition that cannot be completed, or has slowed to the point that the life of one or both patients is at risk.