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introitus

[in′trō·ə·dəs]
(anatomy)
An opening or entryway, especially the opening into the vagina.
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You can leave the stem outside the body or tuck it gently into the introitus (FIGURE 11, page 52).
There are various other birth-related factors in addition to the timing of cord clamping which can significantly determine volume of placental transfusion to neonate during birth process and include the level at which the neonate is held below introitus; intensity and duration of uterine contractions during the third stage of labour; and dose, concentration and duration of oxytocin infusion used.
Pelvic muscle tone was assessed per vaginam using the Oxford grading scale, where participants are asked to contract their pelvic musculature (squeeze examiner's finger, which has been gently inserted into the vaginal introitus) as strongly as possible and then to relax.
1) was performed respecting the following conditions and elements: the parturient is lying supine with her legs leaning laterally on the bed side rails, her pelvis is lifted, without leg hyperflexion, thus reducing additional perineal strain, or in another labor position enabling MRMPP; fetal head must 'fit' onto the perineum without turning back to the vagina in-between labor pains, thus gradually opening vaginal introitus. Fetal head is supported by the left hand preventing abrupt deflexion, while the right hand thumb is extended along the right side of the vulva and perineum with gauze covering the anus but leaving perineal edge visible.
On pelvic examination, she had complete vaginal obliteration beginning at the level of the introitus. A pelvic ultrasound showed normal ovaries and uterus with a properly located IUD.
surgery * High anesthetic risk * Stenotic introitus Poor candidate for surgical * Advanced age intervention * Severe obesity * Anticoagulated
A female neonate with two openings in the introitus and an absent anal opening at the anal site presents a diagnostic challenge.
Local examination revealed normal vulva, introitus, and normal opening of urethra.
Bartholin's glands located bilaterally at the posterior introitus drain through ducts that empty into the vestibule at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions and moisten the vulvar area.
The lesion was initially noted on the edges of vaginal introitus; however they continued to spread to involve the perianal region.
Zeitels, "Submucosal neoplasms of the laryngeal introitus," Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.