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postpartum, postpartal

(pōst-part′ŭm )

(pōst-part′ăl)
[post- + L. partus, birth]

1. Being or following the period after childbirth.
2. Pert. to the 6-week period after childbirth, during which the mother undergoes progressive physiological changes that restore uterine size and system functions to nonpregnant status.
SEE: postnatal

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