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Definitions of PAINS
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The uneasy sensations that accompany labour, and are owing to uterine contraction. The pains that precede actual delivery, and are simply employed in dilating the es uteri, are called grinding; those which extrude the child, forcing. Those which take place in the first days after delivery, and are employed in forcing away coagula, &c., are termed After pains, Dolores seu Tormina post partum, D. puerperarum, (F.) Tranchees uterines. "To take a pain," - "To try a pain," - is to make an examination per vaginam, during labour, to discover its progress, character, &c. The French term the pains, which precede and announce labour, mouches; those which accompany it, douleurs; and those which occur immediately afterwards, tranchees ou coliques.
By Robley Dunglison