prolapse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v prolapse slip or fall out of place, as of body parts "prolapsed rectum"
    • n prolapse the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prolapse (Med) The falling down of a part through the orifice with which it is naturally connected, especially of the uterus or the rectum.
    • v. i Prolapse To fall down or out; to protrude.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prolapse To fall down or out: chiefly a medical term. See prolapse, n.
    • n prolapse In pathology, a falling down of some part of the body, as the uterus or rectum, from the position which it normally occupies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prolapse prō-laps′ (med.) a falling down, or out, of some part of the body from the position which it usually occupies—also Prolap′sus
    • v.i Prolapse to fall down: to protrude
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. prolapsus, fr. prolapsus, p. p. of prolabi, to fall forward; pro, forward + labi, to glide, fall

Usage

In literature:

Wagner pictures partial prolapse of the womb in labor.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
PROLAPSING PILES (HEMORRHOIDS), ASTHMA, TORPID LIVER AND CONSTIPATION.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Wounds at the edge of the cornea are often followed by prolapse of the iris.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
As a consequence, prolapse of the uterus occurs, and it becomes indurated.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
The wounds from small-calibre bullets were as a rule too small to allow of external prolapse.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
His work on the subjects of dystocia, inflammation of the uterus, and prolapse is perhaps the best.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
A most important point in the management of Piles, and one often neglected, is to replace the prolapsed tumors.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
The objection is that at times these tumors or sacs prolapse very freely during the act of expelling the injected water.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
The lens may be extruded through the wound, and the iris prolapsed.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It should be begun very gradually at the opening of the skating season, and not undertaken if the internal organs are prolapsed.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
Supports for prolapsed uterus.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Straining efforts made in defaecation may often account for prolapse of the lower end of the rectum through the anus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Return the prolapsed part as quickly as possible by gently kneading the parts within the rectum.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
Prolapse and procidentia are different degrees of the same variety of displacement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
If the hand has prolapsed, the direction of the palm and of the thumb will soon show the position of the child.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
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In news:

Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this condition, also called prolapsed bladder.
Defense attorney Walter Wilson said that the application asked questions "in plain English" that required Latham to disclose the ER visit and list her uterine prolapse under "disorder of the reproductive organs".
Mitral (MY-trahl) Valve Prolapse, or MVP (M-V-P) is a relatively common cause of systolic (sis-TALL-ik) heart murmur.
Mitral valve prolapse is a common valvular abnormality that is the most common cause of severe non-ischaemic mitral regurgitation in the USA.
First Report of Percutaneous Mitral Valve Prolapse Repair Using Catheter-Based Intracardiac Ablation Explained in JIC.
Mitral (MY-trahl) Valve Prolapse, or MVP (M-V-P) is a relatively common cause of systolic (sis-TALL-ik) heart murmur.
Today's pessaries are precision-manufactured medical devices that provide pelvic organ support and that are used to treat a variety of gynecologic conditions, including prolapse.
Surgical Placement of Mesh to Repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse Poses Risks.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, surgery and other treatments of uterine prolapse .
Mitral (MY-trahl) Valve Prolapse , or MVP (M-V-P) is a relatively common cause of systolic (sis-TALL-ik) heart murmur.
Mitral valve prolapse is a common valvular abnormality that is the most common cause of severe non-ischaemic mitral regurgitation in the USA.
Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse continue to improve.
Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse .
He has a special interest in surgical treatment of urologic cancers, but provides a full range of urologic care, including urinary tract infections, stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse.
About 300,000 women in the US had pelvic organ prolapse surgeries last year, including more than 70,000 who received vaginal meshes .
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