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Intrauterine

Definition

Intrauterine means "inside the uterus."

Information

A baby grows inside the mother's womb or uterus. This is called an intrauterine environment.

An intrauterine device (IUD) is an object placed in the uterus to prevent conception and pregnancy.

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Female reproductive anatomyUterus

References

Klatt EC. The female genital tract. In: Klatt EC, ed. Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 13.

Valea FA. Reproductive anatomy: gross and microscopic, clinical correlations. In: Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, Lentz GM, Valea FA, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 3.