dysfunctional labor

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Related to dysfunctional labor: dystocia, primary dysfunctional labor

dys·func·tion·al la·bor

(dis-fungk'shŭn-ăl lā'bŏr)
Presentation in which impedance or delay causes difficulty.

dysfunctional labor

Abnormal progress of dilation and/or descent of the presenting part.
See also: labor
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HOUSTON -- Charts of women undergoing second-stage caesarean deliveries due to dysfunctional labor or presumed cephalopelvic disproportion often contain first-stage harbingers of trouble that go unrecognized by obstetricians, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation.
By the 1% rule, the physician needs to be in the hospital during VBAC when there have been fetal decelerations, there is dysfunctional labor, or there is augmentation with oxytocin.
Recent discoveries in genetics and molecular biology may soon give obstetricians new, highly targeted tools for management of dysfunctional labor, Dr.

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