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an eating or gnawing away; a shallow or superficial ulceration; in dentistry, the wasting away or loss of substance of a tooth by a chemical process that does not involve known bacterial action. adj., adj ero´sive.
cervical erosion destruction of the squamous epithelium of the vaginal portion of the cervix, due to irritation and later ulceration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
cervical erosionCervical ulceration Gynecology A partial or complete loss of the cervical mucosa Etiology CA, trauma–eg, coitus–especially with multiple partners, tampon insertion, infection, chemicals–eg, spermicidal creams or foams, douche Clinical Vaginal or post-coital bleeding Diagnosis Colposcopy, Bx Prognosis Spontaneous healing without intervention
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
cervical erosionAn inaccurate term for the normal extension of the inner lining of the womb out on to the usually smooth and lighter-coloured membrane covering the mouth of the cervix.
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