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puerperal fever


Definitions from WordNet

Noun puerperal fever has 1 sense
  1. puerperal fever, childbed fever - serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
    --1 is a kind of blood poisoning, septicemia, septicaemia

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Puerperal Fever


Puerperal fever, also known as postpartum infection or childbed fever, is a bacterial infection that occurs in women after childbirth or miscarriage. It is characterized by fever, abdominal pain, uterine tenderness, and general signs of infection.


  1. Medical:

    A bacterial infection that affects women postpartum or post miscarriage.

    Related products: Antibiotics, Fever reducers

    Example Sentence:

    She experienced puerperal fever after giving birth and had to be treated with antibiotics.

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