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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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An incompetent cervix will need to be monitored, possibly as an in-patient.
gt; PARENTS' CLAIM The ObGyn should have performed a cervical cerclage because of the mother's history of an incompetent cervix.
In this study most of the women had an ultrasound support to make a diagnosis of incompetent cervix
Evaluation of cervical cerclage for sonographically incompetent cervix in at high risk patients.
The book focuses on high-risk pregnancies that are likely to result in early delivery, giving readers in-depth information on premature rupture of membranes, preeclampsia, placental abruption, intrauterine growth restriction, incompetent cervix, bacterial vaginosis, and more.
For the couples who do get concrete answers, the causes can include chromosomal abnormalities, immunological conditions that can lead to blood clotting disorders, hormonal or thyroid problems or anatomical conditions such as an irregular womb or incompetent cervix.
Pastoriza's records for September and October of 2005 continued to note the history of an incompetent cervix and ceriages.
reads as follows: "I also realise that the following risks and hazards may occur in connection with this particular procedure and even death: (a) Bleeding with the possibility of requiring further surgery and/or hysterectomy to control, (b) Perforation (holes in) uterus and/or damage to the bladder, bowel, blood vessel, (c) Abdominal incision and operation to correct the injury, (d) Infection of female organs: uterus, tubes, ovaries, (e) Sterility or being incapable of bearing children, (f) Incompetent cervix (g) Failure to remove all products of the conception, (h) Continuation of the pregnancy (i) Depression or "the blues", (j) Post abortion stress syndrome (k) Possible increased lifetime risk of breast cancer.
For example, one of the known risks of surgical abortion is the possible development of an incompetent cervix (a cervix that has difficulty remaining closed during pregnancy).
Women with pregnancy-induced hypertension, bleeding in the second or third trimester, abnormally placed placenta, or incompetent cervix (cervix doesn't close properly) are advised to avoid exercise in pregnancy.
Jackie was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix, which meant that the neck of her womb would start to open during late pregnancy.