afterpain

noun
af·​ter·​pain | \ -ˌpān How to pronounce afterpain (audio) \

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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“Afterpain.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/afterpain. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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