arrested labor


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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.

arrested labor

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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