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involution

 [in″vo-lu´shun]
1. a rolling or turning inward.
2. one of the movements involved in the gastrulation of many animals.
3. a retrograde change of the entire body or in a particular organ, as the retrograde changes in the female genital organs that result in normal size after delivery.
4. the progressive degeneration occurring naturally with advancing age, resulting in shriveling of organs or tissues. adj., adj involu´tional.
Involution of the uterus. Height of the uterine fundus decreases by approximately 1 cm/day. From McKinney et al., 2000.

in·vo·lu·tion

(in'vō-lū'shŭn),
1. Return of an enlarged organ to normal size.
2. Turning inward of the edges of a part.
3. In psychiatry, mental decline associated with advanced age.
Synonym(s): catagenesis
[L. in-volvo, pp. -volutus, to roll up]

involution

/in·vo·lu·tion/ (in″vo-loo´shun)
1. a rolling or turning inward.
2. a retrograde change of the body or of an organ, as the retrograde changes in size of the female genital organs after delivery.
3. the progressive degeneration occurring naturally with age, resulting in shriveling of organs or tissues.involu´tional

involution

(ĭn′və-lo͞o′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of involving.
b. The state of being involved.
2. Intricacy; complexity.
3. Something, such as a long grammatical construction, that is intricate or complex.
4. Mathematics An operation, such as negation, which, when applied to itself, returns the original number.
5. Embryology The ingrowth and curling inward of a group of cells, as in the formation of a gastrula from a blastula.
6. Medicine
a. A decrease in size of an organ, as of the uterus following childbirth.
b. A progressive decline or degeneration of normal physiological functioning occurring as a result of the aging process.

in′vo·lu′tion·al adj.

involution

[in′vəlo̅o̅′shən]
Etymology: L, involvere, to wrap up
1 a normal process of turning or rolling inward characterized by a decrease in the size of an organ caused by a decrease in the size of its cells, such as postpartum involution of the uterus.
2 (in embryology) a developmental process in which a group of cells grows over the rim at the border of the organ or part and, rolling inward, rejoins the organ or part to form a tube, such as in the heart or bladder.

involution

Gynecology See Uterine involvement Medtalk A ↓in organ size or functional capacity, generally understood to be age-related.

in·vo·lu·tion

(in'vŏ-lū'shŭn)
1. Return of an enlarged organ to normal size.
2. Turning inward of the edges of a part.
3. psychiatry Mental decline associated with advanced age.
Synonym(s): catagenesis.
[L. in-volvo, pp. -volutus, to roll up]

involution

1. Decay, retrogression or shrinkage in size.
2. A return to a former state.
3. An infolding or INVAGINATION.

involution

(of plant organs) having rolled-up margins.

in·vo·lu·tion

(in'vŏ-lū'shŭn)
1. Return of an enlarged organ to normal size.
2. Turning inward of the edges of a part.
[L. in-volvo, pp. -volutus, to roll up]

involution

1. a rolling or turning inward.
2. one of the movements involved in the gastrulation of many animals.
3. a retrograde change of the entire body or in a particular organ, as the retrograde changes in the female genital organs that result in normal size after delivery.
4. the progressive degeneration occurring naturally with advancing age, resulting in shriveling of organs or tissues.

uterine involution
reduction in size of the uterus in the period immediately after parturition.
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Considering combined uterine involution (total and partial), we observed that 93.
Effect of sub-clinical uterine infections on cervical and uterine involution, estrous activity and fertility in postpartum buffaloes.
According to our pretrial results showed that cows fed with 30 g (n = 3) or 50 g (n = 3) of SHT powder for five days no positive effects in uterine involution of postpartum cows.
Post parturn ovarian activity and uterine involution in the suckled swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis).
Reproductive performance of the buffaloes in two different seasons of calving, as evaluated on the basis of PDD, uterine involution, days to first service, service period, risk to first service on days 60, 90 and >90, pregnancy risk to first service and up to days 60 and 90, and number of services per conception is shown in Table 5.
The uterine involution and resumption of cyclic ovarian activity are key factors of future fertility, enhancement of uterine involution and/or earlier initiation of post-partum cyclicity improves reproductive performance in postpartum cows.
Overdosing of antibiotic in cases of retention of placenta leads to delayed uterine involution and delay in post partum oestrus with chances of metritis or pyometra.
Ultrasonographic evaluation of uterine involution in postpartum Mehsana buffaloes.
Ecbolic and uterotonic drugs have beneficial effect for early disappearance of lochial and uterine involution (Paul et al.
1991) who treated RFM in exotic cattle with Nitrofurazone and Urea combination and observed that cows retaining their foetal membrane had slightly lower rate of uterine involution and higher involution time (44.