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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

(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

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]