obstetrical paralysis n.
See birth palsy.
- Obstetric conjugate
obstetric conjugate n. The shortest pelvic diameter through which the fetal head must pass during birth, measured from the promontory of the sacrum to a point a few millimeters from the top of the pubic symphysis.
- Obstetric conjugate of outlet
obstetric conjugate of outlet n. The conjugate of outlet when the coccyx has been displaced backward.
[ob-sti-trish-uh n] /ˌɒb stɪˈtrɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a physician who specializes in . Abbreviation: OB, ob. /ˌɒbstɪˈtrɪʃən/ noun 1. a physician who specializes in obstetrics n. 1828, from Latin obstetricia “midwifery,” from obstetricus (see obstetric) on model of physician. obstetrician ob·ste·tri·cian (ŏb’stĭ-trĭsh’ən) n. A physician who specializes in obstetrics.
obstetrician-gynecologist n. A physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.