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 team found that two of the bacteria studied play a role in spontaneous preterm birth by compromising the cervix and causing changes in the expression of genes.
The cause of a bucket-handle tear may be an unyielding cervix due to fibrosis or stenosis, leading to pressure being transferred either to the anterior or posterior lip of the cervix.
6 Some half-a-million women will die due to cervix carcinoma by 2030, according to WHO, and more than 98% of these deaths are likely to occur in developing countries like Pakistan.
On the off chance that the variations from the norm are in the cervix, it might be conceivable to extract them.
Although cervical tuberculosis is very rare but for an abnormal looking cervix, cervical tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis in woman of all age groups especially in areas where tuberculosis is rampant since these cases are potentially curable with medical therapy.
The new DYSIS technology helps us better pinpoint questionable areas on the cervix that may need biopsy, said Dr.
USG abdomen and pelvis showed a growth in the cervix measuring 6.
As the prolapse uterus is very common and irritating condition which may rarely lead to precancerous changes in the cervix or may be a protective phenomenon against the development of malignancy is a debatable issue.
On examining again after 4 hour there was adequate dilatation of cervix with left lateral deviation of head and neck of fetus.
The cervix is covered with a layer of skin-like cells on its outer surface, called the 'ectocervix'.
The clinical records of all patients diagnosed with carcinoma of the cervix were reviewed with regard to sociodemographic and reproductive parameters.
SAN FRANCISCO--Restricting physical activity does not reduce the odds of preterm birth in asymptomatic nulliparous women with a singleton pregnancy who have a short cervix, and doing so may even be harmful, a study has shown.