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 (yo͞o′tər-ĭn, -tə-rīn′)
1. Of, relating to, or in the region of the uterus: the uterine canal; uterine contractions.
2. Having the same mother but different fathers: uterine brothers.
3. Being enclosed and dark; womblike.

[Middle English, from Late Latin uterīnus, from Latin uterus, uterus.]


1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) of, relating to, or affecting the uterus
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) (of offspring) born of the same mother but not the same father: uterine brothers.


(ˈyu tər ɪn, -təˌraɪn)

1. of or pertaining to the uterus or womb.
2. related through having the same mother.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin uterīnus. See uterus, -ine1]
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Adj.1.uterine - of or involving the uterus; "uterine cancer"


[ˈjuːtəraɪn] ADJuterino


adj (Anat) → uterin; uterine brotherHalbbruder mmütterlicherseits


a. uterino-a, rel. al útero o matriz;
___ bleedingsangramiento ___, sangramiento no relacionado con la menstruación;
___ cancercáncer del útero o de la matriz;
___ prolapseprolapso ___;
___ rupturerotura ___.


adj uterino
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King et al [6] evaluated patients who had at least one risk factor for the development of uterine atony (uterine distention, prolonged exposure to oxytocin prior to caesarean section, chorioamnionitis and others).
US showed that excessive amniotic fluid was causing uterine distention. The patient was monitored by an on-call ObGyn for 3.5 hours before being discharged home on pelvic and modified bed rest.
Causes of uterine rupture are grand multiparty, injudicious use of oxytocin (medically not recommended at this stage but prescribed), obstructed labour, previous caesarean section and myomectomy, uterine instrumentation and manipulation in labour induction, congenital abnormalities of the uterus and fetus and uterine distention due to polyhydromnios, multiple pregnancies and fetal macrosomia2,3.