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afterpain

noun af·ter·pain \ -ˌpān \

medical Definition of afterpain

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

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