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softening of the cervix and vagina as being usually indicative of pregnancy.
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Good·ell sign(gud'el sīn)
Softening of the cervix and vagina as being usually indicative of pregnancy.
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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.
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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.
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