Cervical: Having to do with any kind of neck, including the neck on which the head is perched and the neck of the uterus.
- Cervical cancer
Cancer of the entrance to the womb (uterus). The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ, is located in a woman’s lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the […]
- Cervical cap
Cervical cap: A soft rubber cup with a round rim designed to fit snugly around the cervix and act as a barrier contraceptive device. A spermicide is applied to the cap before insertion to kill sperm. A cervical cap is basically a small snug diaphragm and, like a diaphragm, a cervical cap must be sized […]
- Cervical cerclage
Cervical cerclage: The process of encircling a cervix that is abnormally liable to dilate (an incompetent cervix) with a ring or loop to prevent a miscarriage.
- Cervical disc
Cervical disc: A disk shaped piece of specialized tissue that separates the vertebral bones of the spinal column in the neck. The center of the disc, which is called the nucleus, is soft, springy and receives the shock of standing, walking, running, etc. The outer ring of the disc, which is called the annulus (Latin […]
- Cervical dysplasia
Cellular changes in the cells lining the cervix of the uterus. Cervical dysplasia involves a sequence of cellular changes from mild to severe that are not yet cancerous but constitute the prelude to cervical cancer. The diagnosis of cervical dysplasia is made from the PAP smear. As a rule, cervical dysplasia is found in no […]