PROTRACTED LABOR

\pɹətɹˈaktɪd lˈe͡ɪbə], \pɹətɹˈaktɪd lˈe‍ɪbə], \p_ɹ_ə_t_ɹ_ˈa_k_t_ɪ_d l_ˈeɪ_b_ə]\
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1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
 
1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
By Smith Ely Jelliffe

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nerve fiber

  • a threadlike extension of nerve cell Slender processes of neurons, especially the prolonged axons that conduct nerve impulses. One units trunk; it is axis process a neuron and medullated, i. e. white substance Schwann (myelin), medullated; either the medullated non-axis-cylinder or may not be surrounded by primitive sheath neurilemma, so that there are four forms of nerve-fibers.
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