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Braxton Hicks contractions

(brăk′stŏn-hĭks″)

[John Braxton Hicks, Brit. gynecologist, 1823-1897]
False labor. These contractions are not true labor pains because they do not cause dilation and effacement of the cervix, but are often interpreted as such.
SYN: SEE: Hicks sign

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Braxton Hicks Contractions." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751164/all/Braxton_Hicks_contractions.
Braxton Hicks contractions. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751164/all/Braxton_Hicks_contractions. Accessed August 17, 2019.
Braxton Hicks contractions. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751164/all/Braxton_Hicks_contractions
Braxton Hicks Contractions [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 17]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751164/all/Braxton_Hicks_contractions.
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