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delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) abdominal delivery , C-section , caesarean , caesarean delivery , caesarean section , caesarian , caesarian delivery , caesarian section , cesarean , cesarean delivery , cesarean section , cesarian , cesarian section
abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo abortion pill , mifepristone , RU 486
disorder of pregnancy in which the placenta prematurely separates from the wall of the uterus abruptio placentae
presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea adenomyosis , endometriosis
placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born afterbirth
pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus afterpains
introduction of semen into the oviduct or uterus by some means other than sexual intercourse AI , artificial insemination
congenital absence of the uterus ametria
branch of the internal iliac artery that supplies the uterus and the upper part of the vagina arteria uterina , uterine artery
palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus) ballottement
passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth birth canal
early stage of an embryo produced by cleavage of an ovum; a liquid-filled sphere whose wall is composed of a single layer of cells; during this stage (about eight days after fertilization) implantation in the wall of the uterus occurs blastodermic vesicle , blastula
painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency Braxton-Hicks contraction , false labor
spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina canalis cervicis uteri , cervical canal
oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus canalis inguinalis , inguinal canal
monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause catamenia , flow , menses , menstruation , menstruum , period
sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells cervical smear , Papanicolaou smear , Pap smear
narrow end of the uterus cervix
necklike opening to the uterus cervix , cervix uteri , uterine cervix
surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette curettage , curettement
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