physiologic retraction ring

n.

A ridge on the inner uterine surface at the boundary between the upper and lower uterine segments that occurs in the course of normal labor.

Nearby words

  1. physiologic hypertrophy,
  2. physiologic jaundice,
  3. physiologic leukocytosis,
  4. physiologic occlusion,
  5. physiologic rest position,
  6. physiologic scotoma,
  7. physiologic unit,
  8. physiological,
  9. physiological anatomy,
  10. physiological atmosphere


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