Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Occurring or situated within the uterus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Located or taking place inside the uterus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Within the uterus or womb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lying, existing, or occurring within the uterus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. within the womb

Etymologies

From intra- +‎ uterine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We did a process called intrauterine insemination, so we gave her shots of a fertility drug called Follistim to help her ovulate more.

    Bringing Home a Six-Pack

  • The technique is simple, PSI locates existing private sector health care providers and clinic owners, trains them in all aspects of health care, in exchange for access to highly subsidized drugs as well as regular trainings and visits from medical experts and promoters, who will keep them up to date with new health care interventions and services such as intrauterine devices for family planning.

    Improving access to health care in the developing world

  • A series of studies suggest that other complications of pregnancy, such as intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth, and stillbirth, also have their origins, at least in part, in very early pregnancy.

    JAMA current issue

  • The pro-life representatives make a distinction between the lives lost to direct abortion, and the "hardly determinable number of victims" of "diverse contraceptives capable of killing human beings in their first days of life," such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), the "morning after" pill, systemic use contraceptive pills, injectable or subdermal implants, and the chemical abortifacient drug misoprostol.

    Pro-Life With Christ

  • "We have been studying the brain in this way for nearly two years but are now also looking at specific problems such as intrauterine growth restriction which has a pretty high morbidity.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • This is also why personhood would outlaw all contraceptives that interfere with the implantation of fertilized eggs -- including intrauterine devices IUDs, some forms of the birth control pill, and the "morning-after pill," which YesOn26 proponents call "human pesticide."

    Sarika Bansal: Personhood: Why Beginning Life at Conception Carries Risks, Even for Anti-Abortion Activists

  • That would mean banning certain birth-control methods such as intrauterine devices, which allow fertilization but prevent embryo attachment to the uterine wall.

    'Personhood' Backers Target Abortion

  • A growing percentage of U.S. women are using intrauterine devices, or IUDs, but the pill and female sterilization still lead the contraceptive pack, as they have for nearly a quarter of a century, government researchers reported Wednesday.

    Women in the U.S. Prefer the Pill and Sterilization as Methods of Birth Control | Impact Lab

  • The participants tried to probe the performer's psychological make-up, Mr. Russell describing his escapes as "intrauterine."

    Elevated Reading Club

  • The doctor administered a shot of HCG, a drug that induces ovulation within twenty-four hours, and we returned on the following two mornings for intrauterine insemination, or IUI, procedures.

    Times Two

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