American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An abnormal position, as of an organ or a body part.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wrong position; a misplacement, as of a part of the body or of a fetus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A wrong position.
- n. faulty position
“(CO2) in respiratory gases to provide a rapid and reliable method for detecting life-threatening conditions both in intubated and non-intubated patients, such as malposition of tracheal tubes, unsuspected ventilatory failure, circulatory failure and defective breathing circuits.”
“Assuming that her pain was from acute malposition of the uterus, and remembering a trick taught to him by one of his former professors, Sims asked the woman to get on her knees and elbows.”
“Many problems are anticipated due to conditions such as a pregnancy with multiples, a preexisting illness in the mother, malposition, or developmental problems in the baby.”
“In the latter category come such accidents as the pressure of tumours in the pelvic passages, or disease of the bones in the mother, or pressure on the cord from malposition of the child during labour, asphyxiation from the funis being twisted tightly round the neck or limbs, or from injuries due to falls on the floor in sudden labours.”
“The large majority of those women whose health is affected, because of some "female weakness," suffer from a displacement, or malposition of the internal organs, and as this condition is most frequently a product of maternity, there would seem to be some reasonable degree of justification for the assumption that the wrecked health is the result of a legitimate physiological act, and consequently”
“The causes of difficult labor, according to Gilbert, are malposition, dropsy, immoderate size and death of the fetus, debility of the uterus and obstruction of the maternal passages.”
“The deviations from the ordinary direction of organs partake for the most part more of the nature of variations than of absolute malposition or displacement.”
“On the other hand, if the malposition is not recognized until months or years later, simple procedures will prove inefficient, and a surgical operation will become necessary.”
“If the respiratory rate increase it is much more likely to be due to obstruction in, malposition of, or shortness of the cannula than to lung complications.”
“Gerster 6.292 reports a rare form of imperforate anus, with malposition of the left ureter, obliteration of the ostia of both ureters, with consequent hydronephrosis of a confluent kidney.”
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