American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That department of medical art which deals with parturition and the treatment and care of women during pregnancy and childbirth; the practice of midwifery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. archaic The science of midwifery.
- n. The branch of medicine that deals with childbirth or the care of women in parturition, or in the trouble incident to childbirth.
- n. the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
“Drs. Michael Bebbington and Stephanie Mann are trained in obstetrics and gynecology, and maternal-fetal medicine.”
“Dr. Mark Johnson is trained both in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive genetics.”
“The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment is pleased to sponsor this three-day multidisciplinary educational forum for clinicians in obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, prenatal radiology, neonatology, pediatric cardiology and genetic counseling, scheduled March 16-18, 2011, in Philadelphia.”
“Dr. Tiffany A. Moore Simas, the associate director of the residency program in obstetrics, demands that residents calculate B.M.I. as a routine part of prenatal treatment.”
“Later, she was trained in obstetrics at Tuskegee; but in the desperate need in the countryside, and with a 'quiet passive aggressiveness,' she actually practiced medicine and established the first V.D. clinic and the first pre-natal clinic in the county.”
“In Rock J, Gant N (eds): Advances in obstetrics and gynecology.”
“Fatima Husain, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, has told how she sees Muslim women coming for treatment with strangle marks around their necks and bruises on their pregnant bumps.”
“Prostaglandins are now widely used in obstetrics and gynecology.”
“If, however, your wife were to be delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Wylie, the female specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, who delivered all six of my children, she would receive $180, $31.50 more than my husband, not because she is a female, but because she has taken additional training, possesses greater expertise and much more experience in obstetrics than either he or I.”
“So, as non-profit researchers figured out dosages, black markets blossomed, doctors and hospitals picked it up as a multipurpose, off-label obstetrics drug.”
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