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false pains

ineffective uterine contractions, preceding and sometimes resembling true labor, but distinguishable from it by the lack of progressive effacement and dilation of the cervix. Compare: Braxton Hicks contraction, false labor.
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false pains

(fawls pānz)
Ineffective uterine contractions, preceding and sometimes resembling true labor, but distinguishable from it by the lack of progressive effacement and dilation of the cervix.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012