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Medical devices

Any instrument, appliance or machine that facilitates the prevention,diagnosis and treatment of illness, physical or mental injury, by a medical professional.

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complete blood count

Medical devices; OBGYN equipment

A routine blood test is that analyses the three major types of cells in blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC is a general indicator of overall health.

cervical mucus

Medical devices; OBGYN equipment

A viscous fluid plugging the opening of the cervix. Most of the time this thick mucus plug prevents sperm and bacteria from entering the womb. However, at midcycle, under the ...

cervical smear

Medical devices; OBGYN equipment

A sample of the cervical mucus examined microscopically to assess the presence of estrogen (ferning) and white blood cells, indicating possible infection.

cervical stenosis

Medical devices; OBGYN equipment

A blockage of the cervical canal from a congenital defect or from complications of surgical procedures. See also Cervix.


Medical devices; OBGYN equipment

The opening between the uterus and the vagina. The cervical mucus plugs the cervical canal and normally prevents foreign materials from entering the reproductive tract. The cervix ...

cervix, incompetent

Medical devices; OBGYN equipment

A weakened cervix, which opens up prematurely during pregnancy and can cause the loss of the fetus. A CERVICAL CERCLAGE is a procedure in which a stitch or two is put around the ...

chemical pregnancy

Medical devices; OBGYN equipment

Very early pregnancy that is indicated through a positive pregnancy test only. When applied to IVF, a chemical pregnancy may not be a pregnancy at all, but rather the result of ...