Intrauterine device

An intrauterine device (IUD or coil) is a small contraceptive device, often `T`-shaped, often containing either copper or levonorgestrel, which is inserted into the uterus. They are one form of long-acting reversible contraception which are the most effective types of reversible birth control. Failure rates with the copper IUD is about 0.8% whil.....
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intrauterine device

(IUD) Type: Term Definitions: 1. a plastic or metal device to be inserted into the uterus to exert a contraceptive effect; can be designed in a variety of shapes (coil, loop, bow, 'T'). Synonyms: intrauterine contraceptive device
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intrauterine device

[n] - contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
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intrauterine device

A birth control method in which a small plastic or metal device is placed in a woman's uterus to prevent implantation of a fertilised egg.
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Intrauterine device

(IUD, coil) A type of contraception. A small shaped piece of plastic is put into the womb to stop a fertilized egg from burying into the womb lining. This prevents pregnancy.
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Intrauterine device

a device inserted into the uterus that helps to prevent pregnancy
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intrauterine device

IUD noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
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intrauterine device

(IUD) intrauterine contraceptive device(ICD) a mechanical device inserted into the uterine cavity for the purpose of contraception; these devices are made of metal, plastic, or other substances and come in various sizes and shapes. Their effectiveness is based on their alteration of the endometrium a...
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intrauterine device

(from the article `contraception`) IUDs are plastic or metal objects in a variety of shapes that are implanted inside the uterus. How they work is unclear, though researchers suspect ... Almost any foreign body placed in the uterus will prevent pregnancy. While intrauterine devices (IUD`s) were invented in the 19th century, they only .....
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Intrauterine Device

A birth control method that is placed into the uterus by a doctor. There is a copper wire on the intrauterine device that causes the atmosphere in the uterus to change. The changes do not allow the sperm to fertilize eggs. They can remain in palce for 5 years and are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy. Some women may experience more painful peri...
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intrauterine device

intrauterine device (IUD), variously shaped birth control device, usually of plastic, which is inserted into the uterus by a physician. The IUD may contain copper or levonorgestrel, a progestin (a hormone with progesteronelike effects; see progesterone). Apparently the IUD creates a hostile environm...
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intrauterine device

A contraceptive device that is inserted into the womb (uterus). It is a tiny plastic object, sometimes containing copper. By causing a mild inflammation of the lining of the uterus it prevents fertilized eggs from becoming implanted. IUDs are not usually given to women who have not had children. They are generally very reliable, as long as they sta...
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intrauterine device

A small, plastic T-shaped device that is placed inside the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman
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