- * * *Discharges from the vagina of mucus, blood, and tissue debris, following childbirth. [G. neut. pl. of lochios, relating to childbirth, fr. lochos, childbirth]- l. serosa a thin and watery l..
* * *lo·chi·al -əl adj
* * *n.the material eliminated from the uterus through the vagina after the completion of labour. The first discharge, lochia rubra (lochia cruenta), consists largely of blood. This is followed by lochia serosa, a brownish mixture of blood and mucus, and finally lochia alba (lochia purulenta), a yellowish or whitish discharge containing microorganisms and cell fragments. Each stage may last for several days.• lochial adj.
* * *lo·chia (loґke-ə) [Gr. lochia] the vaginal discharge that takes place during the first week or two after childbirth. lochial adj
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Lochia — Lo*chi a (l[=o] k[i^]*[.a] or l[ o]*k[imac] [.a]), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ?, pl., fr. ? belonging to childbirth, ? a lying in, childbirth.] (Med.) The discharge from the womb and vagina which follows childbirth. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Lochĭa — Lochĭa, Beiname der Artemis (s. d. und Eileithyia) … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Lochia — Lochia, griech., Kindbetterinreinigung; Lochiorrhagie, Mutterblutfluß; Lochodochium, Gebärhaus … Herders Conversations-Lexikon
LOCHIA — urbs turonensis prov. Lochos vulgo, ad Ingerem fluv. cum arce munita. 7. leuc ab ambacia in Austr. 9. a Caesaroduno Turonum, 22. a Biturico in Occ. In crypta subterranea arcis illi adiunctae repertum fuit corpus viri, ftaturae rarae, omnium huius … Hofmann J. Lexicon universale
lochia — (n.) discharge from the uterus after childbirth, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Gk. lokhia, neut. pl. of lokhios pertaining to childbirth, from lokhos a lying in, childbirth, also, an ambush, from PIE root *legh to lie, lay (see LIE (Cf. lie) (v.2)) … Etymology dictionary
lochia — [lō′kē ə, läk′ē ə] n. [ModL < Gr, neut. pl. of lochios, of childbirth < IE * loghos, bed < base * legh , to LIE1] the uterine discharge from the vagina that occurs for several days after childbirth … English World dictionary
Lochia — In the field of obstetrics, lochia is post partum vaginal discharge, containing blood, mucus, and placental tissue. Lochia discharge typically continues for 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth and progresses through three stages.Lochia rubra is the… … Wikipedia
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lochia — n. the material eliminated from the uterus through the vagina after the completion of labour. The first discharge, lochia rubra (lochia cruenta), consists largely of blood. This is followed by lochia serosa, a brownish mixture of blood and mucus … The new mediacal dictionary
lochia — noun Normal post partum vaginal discharge; blood, mucus, and placental tissue that are discharged from a females vagina (similar to menstruation) for several weeks after she has given birth. See Also: lochial, lochia rubra, lochia serosa, lochia… … Wiktionary