dystocia (plural dystocias)
- (medicine, veterinary medicine) A slow or difficult labour or delivery.
- 2005, James Mahoney, Primate Management: Medical Care, Sonia Wolfe-Coote (editor), The Laboratory Primate, page 256,
- In macaques, baboons and chimpanzees, dystocia because of breech birth is the commonest category of fetal death. […] Breech dystocia is rarely a problem for mother or neonates in small, multitocus species like marmosets and tamarins.
- 2006, Richard Aghababian, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, page 480:
- Dystocia is defined as difficult delivery. Pelvic dystocia is due to aberrations of the pelvic architecture and its relationship to the presenting fetal part. […] Fetal dystocia may be due to excessive fetal size from gestational diabetes or congenital anomalies.
- 2008, Dan Rice, The Complete Book of Dog Breeding, 2nd Edition, page 96:
- Although fetal dystocias are sometimes relieved by manipulation and instrumentation, cesarean sections are often the only practical methods of treatment.
- 2009, James A. O′Leary, Shoulder Dystocia and Birth Injury: Prevention and Treatment, page 102:
- It is an appropriate way to allow resolution of the dystocia, after clearing the airway and checking for a nuchal cord.
- The prevailing thinking is that the time window in which to resolve a shoulder dystocia before asphyxial insult (not injury) is about 4 minutes.
slow or difficult labour or delivery
- Finnish: dystokia
- Greek: δυστοκία (el) f (dystokía)
- Ancient: δυστοκία f (dustokía)
- Russian: дисто́ция f (distócija), патологи́ческие ро́ды (patologíčeskije ródy)