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afterpain

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noun af·ter·pain \-ˌpān\

Medical Definition of afterpain

  1. 1:  pain that follows its cause only after a distinct interval <the afterpain of a tooth extraction>

  2. 2afterpains plural :  pains that follow the termination of labor and are associated with contraction of the uterus toward its nonpregnant size




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