arrest of descent dystocia

arrest of descent dystocia

failure of the fetus to descend after an hour in the second stage of labor despite maternal effort; typically results from insufficient maternal effort, fetal malposition, or fetal size.
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ar·rest of des·cent dys·to·ci·a

(ă-rest' dĕ-sent' dis-tō'sē-ă)
Failure of fetus to descend after an hour in second stage despite maternal effort; typically due to inadequate maternal effort, fetal malposition, or fetal size.
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