Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turning forward; specifically, in pathology, a displacement of the uterus in which the fundus, or broad upper portion, is turned toward the pubes, while the cervix or neck is tilted up toward the sacrum: opposed to retroversion.
- n. medicine The state or condition of being anteverted.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A displacement of an organ, esp. of the uterus, in such manner that its whole axis is directed further forward than usual.
“Or, the womb may turn forward, when we have a condition of _anteversion_.”
“Sometimes a pessary which prevents the anteversion is efficient.”
“An extreme degree of anteversion or anteflexion, or retroversion or retroflexion, may interfere with impregnation, as the spermatozoa may find it difficult or impossible to reach the opening of the womb -- the external os.”
“When strength sufficient is acquired the exercises for anteversion will be found useful, and any other exercises which strengthen the abdominal muscles, such as bending backward and forward, and sideways.”
“Dr. Anderson says, "A woman who will do this twenty times each day can never have anteversion, if she dresses properly, for it lifts the organs in place each time.”
“(Exercises for anteversion and retroversion supplied by a successful teacher of such work.)”
“ANTEVERSION: -- Persons suffering from anteversion or retroversion should sleep without pillows under the head, and lie flat upon the back; they should sit with the feet as high as convenient and avoid high seats which hinder the feet from touching the floor.”
“There are three kinds of displacements: anteversion, retroversion, and prolapsus.”
“One of the most common symptoms of anteversion is a frequent desire to urinate, in consequence of the pressure of the uterus upon the bladder.”
“Upon examination, we discovered a hard, incompressible tumor, represented in Fig. 18, attached to the posterior wall of the uterus, which caused anteversion of the womb, and which pressed upon the rectum so as to produce great obstruction.”
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