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dilatation

[‚dil·ə′tā·shən]
(physics)
The increase in volume per unit volume of any continuous substance, caused by deformation.
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In the present study, we included patients who had no necessity for cervical dilatation and this is the one reason or explanation for our lower pain scores.
In addition, women may not respond to PGE for IOL, or the PGE may only result in uterine tightenings which do not lead to cervical dilatation.
The length of the stage II of labor of both groups as measured from the time of full cervical dilatation and effacement to delivery of the baby was noted using a stopwatch.
With labour progress defined by measurement of cervical dilatation the question arises as to how often the measurement should be undertaken.
361 receiving labour with breakthrough with augmentation at pain) breakthrough breakthrough pain) Cervical dilatation 4.
Cervical dilatation, both on presentation and over the course of 6 hours following admission, was significantly predictive of preterm birth, even after controlling for multiple other variables such as maternal age, race, prenatal care, and gestational age on admission.
Administration of smooth muscle relaxants to augment cervical dilatation and labour progress is well accepted.
Sixty patients with ASA I and ASA II in established labor with cervical dilatation less than 5 cm was randomly selected and informed written consent was taken from patients.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of Child Birth Simulator alongwith attachment for cervical Dilatation Simulators and associated devices
IntroductionLabour is onset of regular uterine contraction followed by progressive cervical dilatation effacement and descent of the presenting part.