due to continuing contractions of the uterus following childbirth.
cramplike pains caused by contraction of the uterus after childbirth
afterpains af·ter·pains (āf’tər-pānz’)
Cramps or pains following childbirth, caused by contractions of the uterus.
noun a small party held after a larger event, such as a pop concert or film première, to which only a select group of guests is invited Contemporary Examples She skipped the afterparty that night and headed straight home. Christine at the ‘Frat House’ Rebecca Dana October 12, 2010 In other news, Christian Slater has […]
afterperception afterperception af·ter·per·cep·tion (āf’tər-pər-sěp’shən) n. Perception of a sensation after the stimulus that produced it has ceased to act.
afterpotential afterpotential af·ter·po·ten·tial (āf’tər-pə-těn’shəl) n. A small negative or positive change in electrical potential in a stimulated nerve that follows and is dependent on the main potential.
behind in place or position; following behind: men lining up one after the other. later in time than; in succession to; at the close of: Tell me after supper. Day after day he came to work late. subsequent to and in consequence of: After what has happened, I can never return. below in rank or […]