Medical Dictionary


noun la·bor

Medical Definition of LABOR

:  the physical activities involved in parturition consisting essentially of a prolonged series of involuntary contractions of the uterine musculature together with both reflex and voluntary contractions of the abdominal wall <drugs that induce labor> <went into labor after a fall>; also :  the period of time during which such labor takes place

Variants of LABOR

la·bor or British la·bour \ˈlā-bər\
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