Medical Dictionary

afterpain

noun af·ter·pain \-ˌpān\

Definition of AFTERPAIN

1
:  pain that follows its cause only after a distinct interval <the afterpain of a tooth extraction>
2
afterpains pl :  pains that follow the termination of labor and are associated with contraction of the uterus toward its nonpregnant size
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