The period of time after the menopause. The postmenopause is formally defined as the time after which a woman has experienced twelve (12) consecutive months of amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) without a period.
The average length of the postmenopause has been increasing. With greater longevity, a woman will soon be postmenopausal on the average a third of her life.
- Postmortem examination
An autopsy, or an examination of a human body after death. Also called a necropsy. An autopsy can include a physical examination, examination of internal organs, and specialized laboratory studies. Autopsies may be used to help determine the cause and manner of death. Postmortem examinations have been done for more than 2,000 years but during […]
Short for postoperative; after a surgical operation. The opposite of postop is preop.
After surgery. As opposed to preoperative, before surgery.
- Postoperative care
Care given after surgery until the patient is discharged from the hospital or surgicenter and, in some cases, continuing on an ambulatory basis. Postoperative care is aimed at meeting the patient’s physical and psychological needs directly after surgery.
- Postoperative hemorrhage
Bleeding after a surgical procedure. The hemorrhage may occur immediately after the surgery or be delayed. It need not be restricted to the surgical wound. Common causes of postoperative hemorrhage are from tissues which cannot be entirely prevented from bleeding and depend on blood clotting to stop the hemorrhage, problems in the normal clotting mechanism […]