American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To fall or slip out of place.
- n. The falling down or slipping out of place of an organ or part, such as the uterus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall down or out: chiefly a medical term. See prolapse, n.
- n. In pathology, a falling down of some part of the body, as the uterus or rectum, from the position which it normally occupies.
- v. intransitive To move out of place; especially for an internal organ to protrude beyond its normal position
- n. A moving out of place, especially a protrusion of an internal organ
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The falling down of a part through the orifice with which it is naturally connected, especially of the uterus or the rectum.
- v. To fall down or out; to protrude.
- n. the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
- v. slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
- Latin prōlābī, prōlāps-, to fall down : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + lābī, to fall. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If the prolapse is severe, the valve leaflets can become disconnected from tendons that stretch between the leaflets and the heart muscle.”
“As with many other body systems, pelvic care is typically offered only once a woman has developed significant physical symptoms, like urine leakage or a sensation of heaviness known as a prolapse as the uterus moves toward the vaginal opening.”
“Fistula exists in Nepal, but a more common problem seems to be uterine prolapse, which is when the uterus descends through the genitals.”
“It is supported by certain ligaments, the chief of which are the broad ligaments; but, on account of general weakness, too hard physical labor, or lifting heavy weights, the ligaments may stretch, and the uterus may sink down low in the vagina, and we then have the condition known as prolapse of the womb.”
“The cause of death was due to cardiac arrhythmia due to mitral valve prolapse, which is a condition in which the heart valve does not close properly, said Ellen Borakove, director of the public affairs for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City.”
“Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus.”
“A uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus protrudes into the vagina.”
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