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prolapse of the uterus
Downward movement of the uterus due to laxity and atony of the muscular and fascial structures of the pelvic floor, usually resulting from injuries of childbirth or advanced age; prolapse occurs in three forms, first degree prolapse, the cervix of the prolapsed uterus is well within the vaginal orifice, second degree prolapse, the cervix is at or near the introitus, third degree prolapse (procidentia uteri), the cervix protrudes well beyond the vaginal orifice.
(05 Mar 2000)
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