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myometrium

 [mi″o-me´tre-um]
the smooth muscle coat of the uterus. adj., adj myome´trial.
Layers of myometrium showing the three layers of smooth muscle fiber. From Gorrie et al., 1994.

my·o·me·tri·um

(mī'ō-mē'trē-ŭm), [TA]
The muscular wall of the uterus.
[myo- + G. mētra, uterus]

myometrium

/myo·me·tri·um/ (-me´tre-um) the tunica muscularis of the uterus.myome´trial

myometrium

[mī′ōmē′trē·əm] pl. myometria
Etymology: Gk, mys + metra, womb
the muscular layer of the wall of the uterus. The smooth muscle fibers of the myometrium course around the uterus horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

myometrium

The muscular layer of the uterus which is contained between the endometrium and the serosa of the uterus.

Diseases of
Adenomyosis, leiomyoma (fibroma), adenomatoid tumour, leiomyosarcoma

my·o·me·tri·um

(mī'ō-mē'trē-ŭm) [TA]
The muscular wall of the uterus.
[myo- + G. mētra, uterus]

myometrium

The muscle wall of the womb (uterus).

myometrium

the muscular wall of the UTERUS.

myometrium

the smooth muscle coat of the uterus.
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Although VEGF seems to be a highly specific mitogen for vascular endothelial cells, VEGF mRNA and VEGF protein expression have now been identified in the smooth muscle cells of both myometrium and leiomyomata (Dixon et al.
2006) suggested that the difference in the results from the two studies was the cell source and further suggested that the ULTR cell line is not a good model for pregnant myometrium.
The effects of halothane on pregnant and non-pregnant human myometrium.
1) This tumor, however, is characterized by uterine enlargement that is symmetric, the result of innumerable leiomyomatous nodules throughout the myometrium.
pinnatum leaves on uterine contractions could be corroborated with experiments performed with myometrium strips (Gwehenberger et al.
Concentrations of estrogen receptors in fibroid tissue are higher than in the surrounding myometrium but lower than in the endometrium.
Endometrium dissected from the myometrium was collected from two different areas of the middle portion of each uterine horn.
Subsequent pathological evaluation of the excised structure identified poorly developed endometrium and myometrium, consistent with uterine tissue (Fig.
On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), placental tissue was seen to be invading the myometrium with consequent myometrial thinning in the left parasagittal plane anteriorly (Figs.
210]Po was taken up by the ovaries in mice and localized primarily in the follicle cells, whereas in the uterus it was distributed diffusely through the myometrium (Samuels 1966).