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.


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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Looking ahead to our merger with Galen Holdings, we need to prepare Warner Chilcott for the commercialization of Galen's product development portfolio, particularly their proprietary intravaginal ring (IVR) drug delivery platform and other products for the women's healthcare market.
We look forward to updating investors on COL-1077 10% lidocaine bioadhesive vaginal gel, and unveiling our new development programs utilizing our novel, segmented intravaginal ring technology, with robust discussion of the underserved medical needs in women's health that we aim to address with our pipeline.
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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.
Juniper will provide insight into its pipeline, including COL-1077 10% lidocaine bioadhesive gel and key development programs utilizing its novel, segmented intravaginal ring (IVR) technology.
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.
Because it is a small molecule and very hydrophobic, dapivirine lends itself very nicely to a variety of formulations, one being an intravaginal ring that can be used monthly.

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