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{adj: uterine} of or involving the uterus
"uterine cancer"

{n: Fallopian tube, uterine tube, oviduct} either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus

{n: Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear test} a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer

{n: cervical cap} a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa

{n: cervical glands, cervical glands of the uterus, glandulae cervicales uteri} mucus-secreting glands in the mucosa of the uterine cervix

{n: cervical smear, Pap smear, Papanicolaou smear} a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells

{n: cervicitis} inflammation of the uterine cervix

{n: cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uteri} necklike opening to the uterus

{n: chorionic villus} one of the tiny villi that stick out of the fetal chorion and combine with the mother's uterine tissue to form the placenta

{n: diaphragm, pessary, contraceptive diaphragm} a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix

{n: effacement} shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor

{n: electronic fetal monitor, electronic foetal monitor, fetal monitor, foetal monitor} an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth

{n: endocervicitis} inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix

{n: endometrial carcinoma, endometrial cancer} cancer of the uterine lining

{n: fundus} (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
"the uterine fundus"

{n: hysteroscopy} visual examination of the uterus and uterine lining using an endoscope inserted through the vagina

{n: incompetent cervix} (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth

{n: menorrhagia, hypermenorrhea} abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged

{n: nabothian cyst, nabothian follicle} a cyst that forms in the nabothian glands of the uterine cervix

{n: nabothian gland} one of many small glands of the uterine cervix that secrete mucus

{n: norethynodrel} a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding

{n: trophoblast} the membrane that forms the wall of the blastocyst in early development; aids implantation in the uterine wall
"after implantation of the blastocyst in the uterine wall the trophoblast divides into two layers, the chorion and the placenta"

{n: uterine artery, arteria uterina} a branch of the internal iliac artery that supplies the uterus and the upper part of the vagina

{n: uterine cavity} the space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes

{n: uterine contraction} 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

{n: uterine vein} one of two veins on each side that arise from the uterine plexus and empty into the internal iliac vein


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