cervix


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cervix

1. the technical name for neck
2. any necklike part of an organ, esp the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina

cervix

[′sər·viks]
(anatomy)
A constricted or necklike portion of a structure.
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The benefits of identifying a short cervix likely extend to women with a history of prior preterm birth.
Stage I cancer involves the cervix but has not spread.
The study gives physicians more precise information that can be used in their counseling of patients who are diagnosed with a short cervix early in pregnancy, even when those patients do not have a history of preterm birth, he said.
Persistent HPV infection can lead to the development of pre-cancerous and cancerous cells in the cervix.
The doctor will look at the cervix and take further samples then decide on treatment.
More than a third of the 646 women with a short cervix who were studied were placed on some kind of activity restriction, despite the general lack of evidence and guideline endorsement for the practice in this context, Dr.
One of the problems with colposcopy is that the external light source used to illuminate the cervix does not always clearly show surface areas that may be abnormal in appearance - and they are thus not biopsied.
But if there are cancerous changes to the cervix,the Pill may speed up its progression.
Despite the Pap test's 50-year record as a safe and highly accurate screening tool for cervical cancer and precancerous abnormalities of the cervix, many women do not have regular Pap tests.
A drug combination commonly given to people with HIV, the AIDS virus, can knock out precancerous growths on a woman's cervix, a new study indicates.
The conventional Pap test is a swab of cells taken from your cervix and fixed on a slide.
In response to research indicating that nonoxynol-9 may increase women's risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases by damaging the lining of the vagina and cervix, the manufacturer of Durex condoms has stopped making condoms containing the spermicide.