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Descriptions of Uterus

Uterus: The small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis. This is the organ in which a baby grows. Also called the womb.
Source: National Institute of Health

Uterus: a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
Source: WordNet 2.1

Uterus : hollow muscular organ in female mammals in which the fertilized ovum normally becomes imbedded and in which the developing embryo and fetus is nourished.
Source: CRISP

Uterus : The hollow thick-walled muscular organ in the female PELVIS. It consists of the fundus (the body) which is the site of EMBRYO IMPLANTATION and FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Beyond the isthmus at the perineal end of fundus, is CERVIX UTERI (the neck) opening into VAGINA. Beyond the isthmi at the upper abdominal end of fundus, are the FALLOPIAN TUBES.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Uterus

The uterus is part of a woman's reproductive system . It is the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a baby grows. The uterus is in the pelvis between the bladder and the rectum .

The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix . The broad, middle part of the uterus is the body, or corpus . The dome-shaped top of the uterus is the fundus . The fallopian tubes extend from either side of the top of the uterus to the ovaries . (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI)

Summary Information: Uterus

Uterus: Internal female reproductive organ in which a fetus grows.

Condition count: 32 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: endometrium (2)

Organ types: Sexual organs (137), Female sex organs (97)

Related organs: cervix (5), endometrium (2), vagina (44), fallopian tubes (7), ovaries (16)

Main condition: Uterus conditions

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Uterus: Related Topics

Diseases List for Uterus:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Uterus' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:















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