The border between the vagina and the uterus. It is a round, indented object that you may be able to feel at the back of your vagina. It is where pap smears are taken and can occasionally be the site of cancers (rare in young women). Diagram.
The "neck" of the uterus, lying between the body of the uterus (its fundus) and the vagina. See also, cervical mucus, cervical polyp, cervical pregnancy and cervicitis. The embryological development of the cervix and congenital abnormalities.
The lower portion of the uterus which is adjacent to the vagina and serves to act as a reservoir for sperm. The cervix secretes alkaline mucus which protects sperm from the acid environment of the vagina.
The uterine cervix is the lowest portion of a woman's uterus (womb). Most of the uterus lies in the pelvis, but part of the cervix is located in the vagina, where it connects the uterus with the vagina.
The cervix is the part of the uterus which extends into the vagina. It is the passageway between the uterus and vagina. The cervix serves as a boundary between outside of the body and the inside of the body, keeping substances like sperm out of the uterus.
The top vertebrae of the spine where the trigeminal nerve originates and through which the spinal cord passes to connect to the brainstem. luster headache. Searing, boring, come-and-go pain in the face or forehead thought to be caused by dilation of the blood vessels in the skull. Sometimes confused with trigeminal neuralgia.
The cervix is the cone-shaped opening to the womb (or uterus). It allows for menstrual blood to pass from the womb to the vagina and it also allows for the passage the baby from the womb to the vagina during birth.
The part of the uterus that extends into the vagina, permitting sperm to enter and menstrual blood to exit through an opening called the OS. It produces mucous that helps the sperm to travel into the uterus. close window
(also called the neck of the uterus).This is a ring of muscles at the top of the vagina. It has a very small opening to allow the blood to pass through it during menstruation. It also allows sperm to pass through during unprotected sexual intercourse. Because the opening is so small a tampon cannot get lost inside the body. During birth the cervix expands to allow the baby out of the uterus.
The lower part of the uterus. It has an opening into the vagina. This hole lets blood come out of the uterus during a period. It also lets sperm come into the uterus and fallopian tubes. It can be stretched open very big during childbirth to let the baby pass through. Imagine a ketchup bottle turned upside down. The neck of the bottle is the vagina and the part full of ketchup would be the uterus. If there were a gate between these two parts, that would be the CERVIX.
ser' viks]- The cylindrical (tube-like) projection from the uterus into the vagina. Normally tightly closed, the cervix must be dilated gently to permit entrance of a suction curette to perform a surgical abortion.
The donut-shaped gateway between the vagina and the uterus. The cervix is coated with mucus, which can be thick or thin depending on a woman's monthly hormone levels. Because of its anatomical position, it is an easy target for infection.
The muscular junction between the vagina and the uterus in the female. During the mating process, this portion of the female reproductive tract stimulates the glans penis of the male by muscular constriction, causing the male to ejaculate. The cervix is normally open when the female is in estrus, but is closed during the remainder of the estrous cycle and during pregnancy to prevent contamination of the uterus. See illustration, page 43.
The narrow, lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. The cervical canal runs through the cervix and connects the vagina with the uterine cavity. The cervix produces mucus which sperm must swim through before entering the uterine cavity and then the fallopian tubes.
A small cylindrical organ about an inch or so long and less than an inch around that makes up the lower part and neck of the uterus. The cervix separates the body and cavity of the uterus from the vagina.
The opening between the uterus and the vagina. The cervical mucus plugs the cervical canal and normally prevents foreign materials from entering the reproductive tract. The cervix remains closed during pregnancy and dilates during labor and delivery to allow the baby to be born.
The cervix (from Latin "neck") is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina. It is cylindrical or conical in shape and protrudes through the upper anterior vaginal wall. Approximately half its length is visible with appropriate medical equipment; the remainder lies above the vagina beyond view.