afterpains


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af·ter·pains

(af'ter-pānz),
Painful cramplike contractions of the uterus occurring after childbirth.
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afterpains

(ăf′tər-pānz′)
pl.n.
Cramps or pains following childbirth, caused by contractions of the uterus.
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afterpains

A popular term for lower abdominal cramping and uterine contractions that typically occur after vaginal delivery of a baby.
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af·ter·pains

, after-pains (af'tĕr-pānz)
Painful cramplike contractions of the uterus occurring after childbirth.
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