endometrium

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en·do·me·tri·um

 (ĕn′dō-mē′trē-əm)
n. pl. en·do·me·tri·a (-trē-ə)
The glandular mucous membrane that lines the uterus.

[New Latin endomētrium : endo- + Greek mētrā, uterus; see metro-.]

en′do·me′tri·al adj.

endometrium

(ˌɛndəʊˈmiːtrɪəm)
n, pl -tria (-trɪə)
(Anatomy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
[C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek mētra uterus]
ˌendoˈmetrial adj

en•do•me•tri•um

(ˌɛn doʊˈmi tri əm)

n., pl. -tri•a (-tri ə)
the membrane lining the uterus.
[1880–85; endo- + New Latin -metrium < Greek mḗtr(ā) womb + New Latin -ium -ium2]
en`do•me′tri•al, adj.

en·do·me·tri·um

(ĕn′dō-mē′trē-əm)
The membrane that lines the uterus of a female mammal. A fertilized egg must attach itself to the endometrium to continue to develop.

endometrium

The mucous membrane that lines the uterus and is shed during menstruation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
mucosa, mucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
uterus, womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
Translations

en·do·me·tri·um

n. endometrio, membrana mucosa interior del útero.

endometrium

n endometrio
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They make cervical mucus thick and impenetrable to sperm, and the uterine lining hostile to conception.
The uterine lining synthesizes prostaglandins around the time of embryo implantation.
Women receiving active estrogen also will take progesterone capsules (Prometrium(R), 200 mg daily for first 12 days of each month) to protect the uterine lining from overgrowth.
THE IUD probably works by slowing sperm passing through the womb or by preventing the fertilised egg from implanting in the uterine lining, and it's immediately effective.
This misplaced tissue develops into growths or lesions that respond to the menstrual cycle in the same way that the tissue of the uterine lining does: each month the tissue builds up, breaks down, and sheds.
These procedures are recommended only for women who have completed their families, because they destroy the uterine lining and, therefore, fertility.
The uterine lining is therefore allowed to build up unopposed by progesterone, until finally it breaks down with a heavy and prolonged bleed.
In these macaques, as in women, progesterone induces a build-up of tissue and growth of new arteries on the uterine lining, or endometrium.
Proellex(TM) was also shown to be strongly anti-proliferative in the uterine lining (endometrium), whereas mifepristone was not.
Between two and five per cent of women have endometriosis, a condition which can result in infertility, where small cysts of the uterine lining stud the organs in the pelvis.
Early in pregnancy, it also secretes hormones that prepare the uterine lining to receive the fetus.
Women receiving active estrogen also will use progesterone (Prometrium(R), 200 mg daily for first 12 days of each month) to protect the uterine lining from overgrowth.