Mucous membrane that lines the uterus and that thickens during the menstrual cycle ready for implantation of the embryo. If implantation does not occur the endometrium returns to its previous state and the excess tissue is shed at menstruation. If implantation does occur the endometrium becomes the decidua and is not shed until after parturition.
Type: Term Pronunciation: en′dō-mē′trē-ŭm, -trē-ă Definitions: 1. The mucous membrane comprising the inner layer of the uterine wall; it consists of a simple columnar epithelium and a lamina propria that contains simple tubular uterine glands. The structure, thickness, and state of the endometrium undergo m...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=29127
- the mucous membrane that lines the uterusFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=endometrium
The lining of the womb.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=e
the membrane that lines the uterus Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=E
The lining of the womb
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Lining of the uterusFound on http://www.generalandmedical.com/glossary/index_alpha_Results.html?mode=E
The inner lining of the uterus that thickens and sloughs off during the menstrual cycle.
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The lining of the womb.
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Endometrium: The uterine lining; the cells that line the uterus (the womb); the inner layer of the uterus. This tissue is shed monthly in response to the hormonal changes of the menstrual period. The endometrium then grows back and slowly gets thicker and thicker until the next period when it is once again sloughed off.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3242
[ New Latin , from Greek 'e`ndon
within + mh`tra
the womb.] (Anat.)
The membrane lining the inner surface of the uterus, or womb. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/E/38
<anatomy, gynaecology> The tissue lining the uterus, it is sloughed off during the woman's menstrual period, and afterward grows back and slowly gets thicker and thicker until the next period. ... (07 Apr 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturitionFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=endometrium
(en″do-me´tre-әm) pl. endome´tria the mucous membrane lining the uterus. adj., endome´trial., adj.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The membrane lining the inner surface of the uterus, or womb.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/endometrium/
(from the article `allantois`) ...fetal excretions. In mammals other than marsupials the allantois is intimately associated with the chorion, contributing blood vessels to that ... Rather than flowing out of the uterus by way of the vagina (during menstruation), some fragments of the endometrium may leave via the fallopian tubes ... ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/e/29
A mucous membrane, well supplied with blood vessels, that lines the uterus. It becomes thickened in the latter part of the menstrual cycle, but if no pregnancy occurs it is shed during menstruation. Related entry • female genital tractFound on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/E/endometrium.html
The inner lining of the uterus, made up of tissue and blood that are shed during menstruation every month in a woman of child-bearing age. Once conception has occurred, the embryo implants itself in the endometrium. Broader term(s): UterusFound on http://www.pregnology.com/AZ/E/3
The lining of the uterus which grows and sheds in response to estrogen and progesterone stimulation; the bed of tissue designed to nourish the implanted embryo.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21429
Greek endo = within, and metra = uterus, hence the mucosal lining of the uterine cavity.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
The lining of the uterus (womb).Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21474
(en;do-me;tre-um) The inner lining of the uterus.Found on http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/abio/glossary.mhtml
The layer of tissue that lines the uterus.Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=E
The endometrium is the inner mucous membrane of the mammalian uterus. ==Structure== ===Histology=== The endometrium consists of a single layer of columnar epithelium resting on the stroma, a layer of connective tissue that varies in thickness according to hormonal influences. Simple tubular uterine glands reach from the endometrial surface through...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endometrium
The lining of the uterus into which the embryoFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22139
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