incompetent cervix

[n] - (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
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incompetent cervix

Incompetent means that the cervix is not able to function properly. It generally means that the muscles of the cervix are too weak to hold a baby in the uterus throughout pregnancy. A stitch may be placed at the opening of the cervix to keep it together.
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Incompetent cervix

an abnormally weak cervix, which widens prematurely during pregnancy as a result of the weight of a developing foetus; may result in a miscarriage
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Incompetent cervix

Incompetent cervix: A cervix that is abnormally liable to dilate and so is not competent to keep the fetus up in the uterus and keep it from being spontaneously aborted (miscarried).
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incompetent cervix

A cervix with the inability to remain closed throughout an entire pregnancy, a frequent cause of premature birth. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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incompetent cervix

noun (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
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Incompetent Cervix

A weak cervix that opens prematurely during pregnancy due to the pressure of the growing fetus. The condition is a common cause of second trimester miscarriages, but can be treated with a cerclage. Synonym(s): Cervical Insufficiency Narrower term(s): Cerclage
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Incompetent cervix

A condition in which the cervix
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