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Related to arrested labor: protracted labor
ar·rest·ed la·bor(ă-res'tĕd lā'bŏr)
A cessation in the birth process, of varying duration, especially one caused by weakened, diminished, or absent contractions.
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Failure of labor to proceed through the normal stages. This may be due to uterine inertia, obstruction of the pelvis, or systemic disease.
See also: labor
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