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pes·sa·ry

 (pĕs′ə-rē)
n. pl. pes·sa·ries
1. Any of various devices worn in the vagina to support or correct the position of the uterus or rectum.
2. A contraceptive diaphragm.
3. A medicated vaginal suppository.

[Middle English pessarie, from Late Latin pessārium, from pessus, pessum, from Greek pessos, oval-shaped stone, pessary.]
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pessary

(ˈpɛsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Medicine) a device for inserting into the vagina, either as a support for the uterus or (diaphragm pessary) to deliver a drug, such as a contraceptive
2. (Pharmacology) a medicated vaginal suppository
[C14: from Late Latin pessārium, from Latin pessum, from Greek pessos plug]
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pes•sa•ry

(ˈpɛs ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a device worn in the vagina to support a displaced uterus.
2. a vaginal suppository.
[1350–1400; Middle English pessarie < Late Latin pessārium= Latin pess(os) (< Greek pessós suppository, oval stone) + -ārium -ary]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pessary - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plasticpessary - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
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Translations

pessary

[ˈpesərɪ] Npesario m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pessary

[ˈpɛsəri] n (= contraceptive) → pessaire m
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pessary

n (= contraceptive)Pessar nt; (= suppository)Zäpfchen nt, → Suppositorium nt (spec)
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pessary

[ˈpɛsərɪ] npessario; (contraceptive) → diaframma m
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pes·sa·ry

n. pesario, dispositivo de goma en forma de copa que se inserta en la vagina y se usa como soporte del útero.
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pessary

n (pl -ries) pesario, dispositivo que se coloca en la vagina para corregir el descenso del útero
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References in periodicals archive ?
Conservative management includes pelvic floor therapy and the use of vaginal pessaries.[1,2] Surgical management can be performed through either the abdominal or the vaginal route.[7] Geoffrion et al.'81 found that approximately 67% of women will select conservative management as primary management of the condition.
DALLAS -- Though cervical pessaries didn't significantly reduce the rate of births before 34 weeks' gestation when compared to vaginal progesterone for women with short cervixes and twin pregnancies, neonatal outcomes were improved with pessary use, according to the first randomized controlled trial that directly compared the two therapies.
The largest manufacturer of pessaries in the United States is Milex, a registered trademark of Cooper Surgical (Viera & Larkins-Pettigrew, 2000).
Vaginal pessaries can be obtained and applied easily.
Cervical pessaries for prevention of preterm birth In women with a multiple pregnancy (ProTWIN): a multicentre, open-label randomised controlled trial.
Rebalancing your hormones with HRT could be an option and there are also oestrogen pessaries and lubricant, which can make sex less painful and therefore more enjoyable.
The use of pessaries is common; more than 85% of gynecologists (9) and nearly 98% of urogynecologists prescribe them.
A / Pelvic floor muscle training AJ (PFMT) and pessaries are equally effective in treating symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
INTRODUCTION: Pessaries are designed to press against the wall of the vagina to uplift and displace the bladder forward or to support a prolapsed uterus or vagina.
They also describe anatomy; an at-home pelvic floor muscle exercise program, with photos of exercises; additional conservative treatments, such as medication, acupuncture, pelvic floor retraining, behavior and diet modifications and weight management, percutaneous nerve stimulation, urethral dilation, and vaginal pessaries; and surgical solutions.
Thrush is treated with creams and pessaries over the counter and cystitis with antibiotics from a GP.