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Intrauterine

  • Definition
    • Intrauterine means "inside the uterus."

  • Information
    • A baby grows inside the mother's womb, or uterus. This is called an intrauterine environment.

      An intrauterine device (IUD) is an object placed in the uterus to prevent conception and pregnancy.

  • References
    • Katz VL. Reproductive anatomy: Gross and microscopic, clinical correlations. In: Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, Katz VL, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2012:chap 3.