endometriosis

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en·do·me·tri·o·sis

 (ĕn′dō-mē′trē-ō′sĭs)
n.
A condition, usually resulting in pain and dysmenorrhea, that is characterized by the abnormal occurrence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus.

endometriosis

(ˌɛndəʊˌmiːtrɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol the presence of endometrium in areas other than the lining of the uterus, as on the ovaries, resulting in premenstrual pain

en•do•me•tri•o•sis

(ˌɛn doʊˌmi triˈoʊ sɪs)

n.
the presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, esp. the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains.
[1920–25]

endometriosis

The growth of endometrial (uterus-lining) cells outside the uterus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endometriosis - the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterusendometriosis - the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations
endométriose

endometriosis

[ˌɛndəʊˌmiːtriˈəʊsɪs] nendométriose f

en·do·me·tri·o·sis

[MIM*131200]
n. endometriosis, trastorno de formación de tejido similar al del endometrio fuera del útero.

endometriosis

n endometriosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Diaphragmatic endometrial implants are described underneath the diaphragm, on the peritoneal surface and upwards on thoracic cavity attached to the pleura or within the muscle.
These drugs block the production of ovarian-stimulating hormones, which prevents menstruation and lowers estrogen levels, thus causing endometrial implants to shrink.
Since peritoneal fluid is in contact with peritoneal endometrial implants, as well as with the tubal microenvironment in which fertilization occurs, subtle alterations of this fluid and/or its cellular constituents might adversely influence reproduction independent of any anatomical compromising of ovaries or oviducts.
A large, randomised controlled trial showed no significant reduction in patients who had LUNA compared with those who only had ablation of visible endometrial implants.