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ob·stet·ric, obstetrical (ob-stet'rik, -ri-kăl),
Relating to obstetrics.
obstetricadjective Referring to obstetrics.
pertaining to or emanating from obstetrics.
an anesthetic procedure designed especially for patients undergoing cesarean operation or intrauterine manipulation of the fetus. The particular additional responsibility in this kind of anesthesia is the survival of the fetus.
assistance to the dam in the expulsion of the fetus varying from simple traction to episiotomy, fetal manipulation in the uterus, fetotomy and cesarean section.
see obstetric chain.
there is a large range including long-handled and finger-grip fetotomy knives; eyehooks, either long-handled or threaded onto obstetric rope; fetotome; obstetric wire; Kuhn's crutch for repelling or rotating the fetus; obstetric forceps; traction chains and handles; fetal extractor.
wire saw used in fetotomes. There are two types, Swedish and gigli wire saw.