obstetric forceps


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obstetric forceps

[äb′ste·trik ′fȯr‚seps]
(medicine)
A perforated, double-bladed traction forceps which can be applied to the fetal head in cases of difficult labor.
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As with the obstetric forceps, which largely antedated its use, the vacuum extractor can lessen the overall risks of childbirth for both mother and infant.