endocervix


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endocervix

[¦en·dō′sər·viks]
(anatomy)
The glandular mucous membrane of the cervix uteri.
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Genital tract secretions were collected from the endocervix, ectocervix, and vagina in 40 of the women, and from the vagina only in 9 women who had previous hysterectomies.
Studies of immortalized normal human vaginal, endocervical, and ectocervical cultures and primary murine vaginal, endocervical, and ectocervical tissues suggest differential TGase 1 expression; TGase 1 is expressed in the vagina and endocervix but not in the ectocervix.
Initially, the bacteria invade cells lining the endocervix (the opening to the uterus).
The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is helpful when cryotherapy is inappropriate due to lesion size, or if the lesion is located high in the endocervix.
First, treatment of potential pathogens in the endocervix removes an important source of upper genital tract infection.
Swabs should be inserted inside the cervical os and firmly rotated against the endocervix.
P2Y2 receptors on the surface of the vaginal mucosa and endocervix coordinate the natural process of secretion of salt, water and mucin.
Definition Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious syndrome of the female reproductive system which results from the spread of infections (most often sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Nisseria gonnorrhoea), from the vagina and endocervix to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Furthermore, because cervical cancer and its precursor states have a tendency to begin in the transition zone which lies between the ectocervix and endocervix, collecting cells from the transition zone is critical to the early detection of this highly preventable and treatable disease.
Therapeutic radiation treatment can also lead to the development of epithelial atypia of columnar and glandular epithelium throughout the endocervix, endometrium, and fallopian tube.
For women, a cervical cytology (Papanicolaou [Pap]) smear was collected, and a swab and cytobrush were used to consecutively sample the ectocervix and endocervix, including the transformation zone.
In the first procedure (vaginal swab), we used sterile dry swabs to collect genital secretions on the endocervix.