from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.
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- adj. Of, pertaining to or associated with childbirth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to childbirth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to childbirth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth
All of these women were attacked with different forms of what is commonly called puerperal fever.
Under the expression puerperal fever are grouped very different diseases, 7 but all appearing to be the result of the growth of common organisms which by their presence infect the pus naturally formed on injured surfaces, which spread by one means or another, by the blood or the lymphatics, to one or another part of the body, and there induce morbid changes varying with the condition of the parts, the nature of the parasite, and the general constitution of the subject.
In contrast, at the midwife-staffed clinic, about 4% of the women died of childbed fever also called puerperal fever.
Another example is what is known as puerperal insanity.
It is granted that all the forms of what is called puerperal fever may not be, and probably are not, equally contagious or infectious.
The counsel for the prosecution began by asking Sir John various questions concerning the terrible malady known as puerperal fever, and especially with reference to its contagiousness.
In its very statement of the doctrine maintained it avoids all discussion of the nature of the disease "known as puerperal fever," and all the somewhat stale philology of the word contagion.
This disease is technically termed puerperal fever, and it may be regarded as one of the most fatal diseases to which lying-in women are subject.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
In the mid 19th century women often died after child birth from a disease called puerperal fever.
Such collocation would include conditions which directly or indirectly affect the digestion, such as puerperal laminitis, drinking of large quantities of cold water and exposure to cold and rain when the body is warm.