abdominal decompression

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /æbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩ diː.kəmˈpɹɛ.ʃn̩/, /əbˈdɒm.ə.nl̩ diː.kəmˈpɹɛ.ʃn̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩ di.kəmˈpɹɛ.ʃn̩/, /əbˈdɑm.ə.nl̩ di.kəmˈpɹɛ.ʃn̩/

Noun[edit]

abdominal decompression (plural abdominal decompressions)

  1. (medicine) During childbirth, a technique in which the abdomen is surrounded by a chamber and has the pressure decreased intermittently, to assist the uterus in its task.

References[edit]

1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 1: