puerperal tetanus

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pu·er·per·al tet·a·nus

tetanus occurring during the puerperium from infection of the obstetric wound.

pu·er·per·al tet·a·nus

(pyū-er'pĕr-ăl tet'ă-nŭs)
Tetanus occurring during the puerperium from infection of the obstetric wound.

puerperal tetanus

Tetanus that occurs following childbirth.
See also: tetanus

puerperal

pertaining to a puerpera or to the puerperium.

puerperal fever
puerperal laminitis
puerperal metritis
infection of the uterus in a puerperal female.
puerperal psychosis
1. whelping bitches sometimes display frenzied, destructive behavior and aggression.
2. sows, see farrowing hysteria.
puerperal tetanus
see tetanus.
puerperal tetany
see puerperal tetany.
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Effectiveness of prenatal versus postpartum tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination in preventing infant pertussis.

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