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braxton-hicks contraction

braxton-hicks contraction in Medicine

Braxton-Hicks contraction Brax·ton-Hicks contraction or Brax·ton Hicks contraction (brāk'stən hĭks')
n.
One of a series of usually painless uterine contractions that occur with increasing frequency during pregnancy.

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