Cervix, incompetent


Cervix, incompetent
A cervix that is abnormally liable to dilate and so is not competent to hold the fetus and keep it from being spontaneously aborted (miscarried).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cervix uteri — noun necklike opening to the uterus • Syn: ↑cervix, ↑uterine cervix • Derivationally related forms: ↑cervical (for: ↑cervix) • Hypernyms: ↑orifice, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • incompetent cervix — noun (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth • Topics: ↑obstetrics, ↑OB, ↑tocology, ↑midwifery • Hypernyms: ↑cervix, ↑uterine cervix, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Incompetent cervix — A cervix that is abnormally liable to dilate and so is not competent to keep the fetus up in the uterus and keep it from being spontaneously aborted (miscarried). * * * a cervix that is abnormally prone to dilate in the second trimester of… …   Medical dictionary

  • incompetent — /ɪnˈkɒmpətənt / (say in kompuhtuhnt) adjective 1. not competent; lacking qualification or ability: an incompetent candidate. 2. characterised by or showing incompetence. 3. Law not legally qualified; inadmissible, as evidence. 4. (of the cervix)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • uterine cervix — noun necklike opening to the uterus • Syn: ↑cervix, ↑cervix uteri • Derivationally related forms: ↑cervical (for: ↑cervix) • Hypernyms: ↑orifice, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cerclage — Encircling with a ring, loop, wire, or ligature. Cerlage can be around bone fragments to hold them together. But it usually refers to the cervix. The word comes from the French "circlage" meaning an encircling. * * * 1. Bringing into… …   Medical dictionary

  • Asherman's syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N85.6 ICD 9 621.5 …   Wikipedia

  • Cervical conization — Intervention ICD 9 CM 67.2 Cervical conization (CPT codes 57520(Cold Knife) and 57522(Loop Excision)) refers to a biopsy of the cervix in which a cone shaped sample of tissue is removed from the …   Wikipedia

  • 200-278-5 — Diéthylstilbestrol Pour les articles homonymes, voir DES. Diéthylstilbestrol …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 56-53-1 — Diéthylstilbestrol Pour les articles homonymes, voir DES. Diéthylstilbestrol …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.