vaginal ring

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vaginal ring

a silicon ring impregnated with a drug (for example, estrogen) designed for sustained release.

vaginal ring

Gynecology An annular contraceptive device inserted in the vagina before coitus, which slowly releases levonorgestrel or progesterone. See Norplant, Pearl index. Cf Female condom.

vag·i·nal ring

(vaj'i-năl ring)
A silicon ring impregnated with a drug (e.g., estrogen) designed for sustained release.
Synonym(s): vaginal pouch.

vaginal

pertaining to the vagina, the tunica vaginalis testis, or to any sheath.

vaginal annulus
see annulus vaginalis.
vaginal aplasia
manifested by imperforate hymen or residual strands of hymen. See imperforate hymen.
vaginal aspiration
use of a suction apparatus to collect a sample of vaginal fluid for culture, cytological or immunological examination.
vaginal biopsy
collection of a sample of mucosa by a pinch biopsy instrument for histopathological examination.
vaginal constriction
inherited defect in Jersey cows combined with anal constriction, sometimes with rectovaginal fistula.
vaginal cyclic changes
see vaginal cytology (below).
vaginal cystocele
the urinary bladder is lying on the floor of the vagina; the displacement has been via the urethra by eversion or via a tear in the floor of the vagina.
vaginal cytology
cyclic changes in the exfoliated epithelial cells of the vaginal mucosa occurring synchronously with the stages of the estrous cycle; collection of samples by the use of a swab and laboratory examination of a smear is a useful aid in determining the most appropriate time to mate a bitch.
vaginal fornix
see vaginal fornix.
vaginal hypoplasia segmental
see müllerian duct aplasia.
vaginal inflammation
see vaginitis (1).
vaginal neoplasm
include papilloma, sarcoma, myxofibroma.
vaginal process
an outpocketing of the peritoneum into the gubernaculum at the site of the future inguinal canal in the male fetus; becomes the tunica vagina of the adult.
vaginal prolapse
see vaginal prolapse.
vaginal retainer
see bearing retainer.
vaginal ring
see annulus vaginalis.
vaginal rupture
occurs during mating, dystocia, insemination, or by sadistic or malicious trauma. Results in peritonitis or cellulitis of the pelvic fascia.
vaginal smear
examination of the cells in a smear is used as an aid in predicting the time of ovulation, which may be useful in selecting the optimal date for breeding.
vaginal stricture
cicatricial contraction after traumatic injury.
vaginal tunic
the double peritoneal fold which encloses the spermatic cord and the testis; made up of a visceral layer which is adherent to the testis and cord, and a parietal layer which lines the scrotum and the inguinal canal.
vaginal vestibule
entrance to the vagina enclosed between the lips of the vulva, the labia minor. Connects the vagina at the external urethral orifice to the external genital opening; develops from the embryonic urogenital sinus.
vaginal wash
irrigation of the vagina with sterile saline can be used to recover cells, which are stained and examined microscopically to monitor estrus.
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The company is also leveraging its differentiated intravaginal ring technology, which offers the potential to address unmet needs in women's health.
First-line treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding in teens is hormonal contraception, either combination oral contraceptive pills, the transdermal patch, or the intravaginal ring, which can be combined with other therapies.
Ovaprene is a non-hormonal intravaginal ring intended to provide protection over multiple weeks and require no intervention at the time of intercourse.
An intravaginal ring for the simultaneous delivery of an HIV-1 maturation inhibitor and reverse-transcriptase inhibitor for prophylaxis of HIV transmission," Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 104(10): 3426-3439.
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Washington, July 3 ( ANI ): A new study has found that when a novel intravaginal ring is implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets or pods, it demonstrates sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days from HIV.
Sustained-release saquinavir from an intravaginal ring in sheep.
Polyurethane intravaginal ring for controlled delivery of dapivirine, a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor of HIV-1.
NuvaRing, a new intravaginal ring that provides a steady release of etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol, is being hailed as a welcome addition to the array of birth control Options.
NuvaRing, a new intravaginal ring that provides a steady release of etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol, is being hailed by contraception experts as a welcome addition to the array of birth control options now available.
A novel intravaginal ring to prevent HIV-1, HSV-2, HPV, and unintended pregnancy," Journal of Controlled Release 213(10 September): 57-68.
Washington, Mar 6 ( ANI ): A Northwestern University biomedical engineer has designed a first-of-its-kind intravaginal ring that reliably delivers an antiretroviral drug and a contraceptive for months.

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