uterine prolapse

prolapse of uterus downward displacement of the uterus so that the cervix is within the vaginal orifice (first-degree p.), the cervix is outside the orifice (second-degree p.), or the entire uterus is outside the orifice (third-degree p.). Called also descensus uteri and hysteroptosis.

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