Goodell sign


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Good·ell sign

(gu-del'),
softening of the cervix and vagina as being usually indicative of pregnancy.

Good·ell sign

(gud'el sīn)
Softening of the cervix and vagina as being usually indicative of pregnancy.

Goodell sign

(gud′ĕl, gu-del′)
[William Goodell, U.S. gynecologist, 1829–1894]
Softening of the cervix; a probable sign of pregnancy that may be present during the second and third months of gestation. Palpation reveals the cervix has altered from a nonpregnant firmness similar to the tip of the nose to a softness similar to the lips. This change is due to increasing uterine vascularity and edema.

Goodell,

William, U.S. gynecologist, 1829-1894.
Goodell dilator - obsolete term for a uterine dilator.
Goodell sign - softening of the cervix and vagina as being usually indicative of pregnancy.