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puerperal fever


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An illness resulting from infection of the endometrium following childbirth or abortion, marked by fever and septicemia and usually caused by unsterile technique.

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  • noun pathology A fever, following childbirth or abortion, due to infection of the uterus.

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  • noun serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon


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  • If you ever feel like thanking your lucky stars you weren't born in past centuries, or if, say, you want to vomit your breakfast, reading this page will help you do it.

    The preferred term is now puerperal sepsis, and the condition is thankfully much rarer.

    April 25, 2009

  • *considers*

    May 2, 2009

  • *passes*

    May 2, 2009