puerperium

noun /ˌpuː.ɝˈpiː.ɹi.əm,ˌpuː.ɚˈpiː.ɹi.əm/
The period of time lasting around a month immediately following childbirth, when the mother’s uterus shrinks back to its prenatal state.

As exciting causes, psychic traumata, exposure to cold, the puerperium, excesses, have been brought forward.


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  • puerperium — 1890, from L. puerperus (see PUERPERAL (Cf. puerperal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • puerperium — [pyo͞o΄ər pir′ē əm] n. [L, childbirth: see PUERPERAL] the period or state of confinement during and just after childbirth …   English World dictionary

  • Puerperium — Wochenbett * * * Puerperium,   das Wochenbett. * * * Pu|er|pe|ri|um, das; s, ...ien [lat puerperium] (Med.): Wochenbett …   Universal-Lexikon

  • puerperium — /pyooh euhr pear ee euhm/, n. Obstet. the four week period following childbirth. [1885 90; < L: childbirth, childbed, equiv. to puerper(us) of a woman in labor (puer boy, child + perus bringing forth, akin to parere to bear, breed) + ium IUM] * * …   Universalium

  • Puerperium — Pu|er|pe|ri|um das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <aus gleichbed. lat. puerperium> Wochenbett, Zeitraum von 6 bis 8 Wochen nach der Entbindung (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Puerperium — laikotarpis po gimdymo statusas T sritis embriologija apibrėžtis (kol gimdà grįžta į normãlią būklę) atitikmenys: lot. Puerperium ryšiai: platesnis terminas – bendrieji terminai …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas

  • puerperium — noun time period following childbirth when the mother s uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved a perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium • Derivationally related forms: ↑puerperal •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • puerperium — noun (plural puerperia) Etymology: Latin, from puerpera Date: circa 1890 the period between childbirth and the return of the uterus to its normal size …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Puerperium — The time immediately after the delivery of a baby. (In Latin a puerpera is a woman in childbirth since puer means child and parere means to give birth.) Puerperal fever is childbirth (or childbed) fever due to an infection usually of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Puerperium — Pu|er|pe|ri|um 〈 [puər ] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: ri|en; Med.〉 Wochenbett, 6 8 Wochen nach der Geburt des Kindes [Etym.: lat., »Kindbett, Niederkunft«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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