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myoma

 [mi-o´mah]
a tumor formed of muscle tissue. adj., adj myo´matous.
uterine myoma (myoma of uterus) leiomyoma uteri.

my·o·ma

(mī-ō'mă),
A benign neoplasm of muscular tissue.
See also: leiomyoma, rhabdomyoma.
[myo- + G. -oma, tumor]

myoma

/my·o·ma/ (mi-o´mah) pl. myomas, myo´mata   a benign tumor formed of muscle elements.myom´atous
uterine myoma  leiomyoma of the uterus.

myoma

(mī-ō′mə)
n. pl. myo·mas or myo·mata (-mə-tə)
A tumor composed of muscle tissue.

my·o′ma·tous (-ō′mə-təs, -ŏm′ə-) adj.

myoma

[mī·ō′mə] pl. myomas, myomata
Etymology: Gk, mys + oma, tumor
a common benign fibroid tumor of the uterine muscle. The tumor develops most frequently after 30 years of age in women, especially African-American women, who have never been pregnant. Menorrhagia, backache, constipation, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and other symptoms develop in proportion to the size, location, and rate of growth of the tumor.
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Multiple myomas: laporascopic view
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Common locations for myomas of the uterus

my·o·ma

(mī-ō'mă)
A benign neoplasm of muscular tissue.
See also: leiomyoma, rhabdomyoma
[myo- + G. -oma, tumor]

myoma

A BENIGN tumour of muscle.

Myoma

These are benign (non-malignant) tumors of the uterus.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Exam

my·o·ma

(mī-ō'mă)
A benign neoplasm of muscular tissue.
[myo- + G. -oma, tumor]

myoma (mīō´mə),

n a neoplasm characterized by muscle cells.

myoma

a tumor formed of muscle tissue.

myoma uteri, myoma of uterus
a benign tumor of the smooth muscle fibers of the uterus. See leiomyoma uteri.
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Regarding the question of inheritance of uterine myoma.
1999), a moderate association was found between the risk of uterine myomas and the consumption of beef, other red meat, and ham, whereas a high intake of green vegetables seemed to have a protective effect.
In one study current smokers had a 50% reduced risk of uterine myomas requiring surgery (Parazzini et al.
2000) that an increase in volume or number of uterine myomas during HRT in postmenopause is likely not related solely to the dose and route of administration of the estrogen, but also to the type and dosage of progesrogen.
The growth-promoting effects of estrogen and progesterone upon the myometrium and uterine myomas may be mediated through the mitogenic effects of growth factors produced locally by smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts (Mangrulkar et al.
Clinical significance of cytogenetic abnormalities in uterine myomas.
A randomized study of the effects of tibolone and transdermal estrogen replacement therapy in postmenopausal women with uterine myomas.
Induction of degenerative changes in uterine myomas by high-dosage progestin therapy.
Progesterone: a critical role in the pathogenesis of uterine myomas.
Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyoma, uterine myoma or myomata) are the most common type of non-cancerous hormone-dependent tumors in the female reproductive system.