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partogram

Pronunciation: par'to-gram

Definition: Graph of labor parameters of time and dilation with alert and action lines to prompt intervention if the curve deviates from expected.

Synonym(s): Friedman curve, labor curve

[L. partus, childbirth, + -gram]

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