HyperDic: braxton-hicks_contraction

English > 1 sense of the expression Braxton-Hicks contraction:
NOUNactBraxton-Hicks contraction, false laborpainless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency
English > Braxton-Hicks contraction: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningpainless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency.
Synonymfalse labor
Broadercontraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

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