Synonyms and Antonyms for uterine-contraction

1. uterine contraction (n.)

a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal


2. contraction (n.)

(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)


3. contraction (n.)

the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

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4. contraction (n.)

the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together


5. contraction (n.)

a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds