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Braxton–Hicks contractions

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noun plural Brax·ton–Hicks contractions \ˌbrak-stən-ˈhiks-\

Medical Definition of Braxton–Hicks contractions

  1. :  relatively painless nonrhythmic contractions of the uterus that occur during pregnancy with increasing frequency over time but are not associated with labor



Biographical Note for braxton–hicks contractions

Hicks

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John Braxton

(1823–1897), British gynecologist. In 1871 Hicks presented evidence before the Obstetrical Society that contractions of the uterus appear early in pregnancy and persist through delivery. A year later he published his findings on these contractions, which now bear his name.

Variants of braxton–hicks contractions

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Braxton Hicks contractions


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