intrauterine device


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intrauterine device

n. Abbr. IUD
A usually T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy, often wrapped in copper or containing a progestin.

intrauterine device

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a metal or plastic device, in the shape of a loop, coil, or ring, inserted into the uterus to prevent conception. Abbreviation: IUD

intrau′terine device`


n.
any of various contrivances, as a loop or coil, for insertion into the uterus as a contraceptive.
Abbr.: IUD
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intrauterine device - contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
loop - an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
Translations
dispositif intra-utérinDIUstérilet
gimdos ertmės pesaras
antikoncepčné vnútromaternicové teliesko

intrauterine device

IUD

(ˌai juː ˈdiː) noun (abbreviation)
intrauterine device; a plastic or metal contraceptive used by women.
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Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD)
1% of the women received the levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine device (IUD), 13.
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KEY WORDS: Contraceptive failure, Copper, Intrauterine device, Pregnancy.
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Other treatment options, including hormone medications, hysteroscopy (a procedure in which fibroids and other non-cancerous growths are removed from the uterus via the vagina), endometrial ablation (a procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus and reduces or stops bleeding), and use of an intrauterine device, are less invasive alternatives recommended for these conditions by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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