(pohst-PAHR-tum) [Latin] In obstetrics, after childbirth; relating to the period of time after delivery. The term “postpartum blues” refers to the melancholia that sometimes afflicts women who have just given birth.
   She was treated for postpartum depression.

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  • postpartum — also post partum, 1844, occurring after birth, from L. post partum after birth, from post after + accusative of partus a bearing, a bringing forth, from partus, pp. of parere to bring forth (see PARE (Cf. pare)). Post partum depression first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • postpartum — [pōst΄pär′təm] adj. [L < post , POST + partum, acc. of partus, a bringing forth < parere, to bear: see PAROUS] of the period following childbirth …   English World dictionary

  • postpartum — After childbirth. Cf.:antepartum, intrapartum. [L. partus, birth (noun), fr. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth] * * * post·par·tum ( )pōst pärt əm adj 1) occurring in or being the period following parturition <postpartum depression> 2)… …   Medical dictionary

  • postpartum — adjective Etymology: New Latin post partum after birth Date: 1846 1. occurring in or being the period following parturition < postpartum depression > 2. being in or used in the postpartum period < postpartum mothers > • postpartum adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postpartum — POST PÁRTUM s.n., adj. invar. 1. s.n. Perioada imediat următoare expulzării fătului; lăuzie. 2. adj. invar. (Despre un proces patologic, o boală) Care apare în urma unei naşteri. – loc. lat. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 04.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • postpartum — /pohst pahr teuhm/, adj. Obstet. of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery. Cf. antepartum. [1840 50; < NL post partum after childbirth; post POST + partum, acc. of partus a bringing forth, equiv. to par(ere) to bear… …   Universalium

  • postpartum — adjective postnatal …   Wiktionary

  • postpartum — nach der Geburt; postnatal …   Universal-Lexikon

  • postpartum — post|par|tum [ˌpəustˈpa:təm US ˌpoustˈpa:r ] adj technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: post partum after birth ] relating to the time immediately after a woman has a baby = ↑postnatal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postpartum —  After birth. postprandial. After dinner. potage. Soup …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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