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cervical

 [ser´vĭ-k'l]
1. pertaining to the neck.
2. pertaining to the neck or cervix of any organ or structure.
cervical cancer cancer of the cervix uteri, the third most common cause of cancer deaths in American women (after lung cancer and breast cancer). Its victims are usually women over 40. One of the first warning signs of cervical cancer is vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods, after coitus, or after menopause is established. There may also be increased vaginal discharge. The papanicolaou test should be done routinely every year in women over 40 to rule out the possibility of cervical malignancy. This test identifies cancer in its earliest stages while the malignancy can still be eradicated with relative ease.

Traditionally, a positive finding of abnormal cells from the cervix was an indication for cervical biopsy, which, if positive for malignancy, was an indication for total hysterectomy. Currently, this sequence is giving way to more selective methods of diagnosis and treatment. Special stains and colposcopy are used to define more clearly the nature and extent of abnormal changes in cervical cells. These techniques have permitted a greater use of localized excision of cervical tissues (conization) and cryosurgery of early cancer zones, thereby avoiding total removal of the uterus.
cervical mucus method a type of natural family planning; see contraception.
cervical rib syndrome pain over the shoulder, often extending down the upper limb or radiating up the back of the neck, due to compression of the nerves and vessels between a cervical rib and the anterior scalene muscle.

cer·vi·cal

(ser'vĭ-kăl), The alternative pronunciation ser-vī'kal is exclusively British.
Relating to a neck, or cervix, in any sense.
Synonym(s): cervicalis
[L. cervix (cervic-), neck]

cervical

(sûr′vĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the uterine cervix.
2. Of or relating to the neck.

cervical

adjective Referring to the neck or the uterine cervix.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, surr VAI cull
Medspeak-US: pronounced, SURR vuh cull

cervical

adjective Referring to the
1. Uterine cervix.
2. Neck.

cer·vi·cal

(sĕr'vi-kăl)
Relating to a neck, or cervix, in any sense.
[L. cervix (cervic-), neck]

cervical

Pertaining to a neck. This may be the neck of the body or the neck of an organ such as the womb. The noun, from the adjective ‘cervical’ is ‘cervix’.

cervical

of or relating to the neck or cervix.

Cervical

Relating to the top part of the spine that is composed of the seven vertebrae of the neck and the disks that separate them.

cer·vi·cal

(sĕr'vi-kăl)
Relating to a neck, or cervix, in any sense.
[L. cervix (cervic-), neck]

Patient discussion about cervical

Q. How will my cervical muscu look like if am just few days prgenant like 12days How will my cervical mucus look like if am just few days pregnant because i have not seen my period for two days now.

A. i read that cervical mucus changes when ovulation occurs, becoming more "fluid". raising the chances of getting pregnant. but i don't recall seeing anything about changes during pregnancy...maybe one of the women in the site can light that point.

Q. I have hurt my cervical spine and shoulder in a rear end car crash in July. Why does it still hurt?

A. Spine and back injuries are known to to be causing a lot of pain and discomfort and for a long period of time. You should try and do some mellow exercise and physiotherapy that might help you a lot. If the pain is unbarable, you should consult your doctor about using pain medications.

Q. what does c4-5 mild central disk bulging impinging upon cervical cord without spinal stenosis or distortion of the cord . mild righ neural foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral joint hypertropy mean

A. Well this basically means there is a very small narrowing of the cervical (your neck area) spinal canal (where the spinal cord is), however the narrowing does not cause any damage to the spinal cord, therefore probably does not cause any major symptoms involving the nerves. The c4-5 bulging part refers to the part in between the two cervical vertebras c4 and c5, in which the disc (a part in the spinal cord) is sliding a bit side-ways, but again, it does not seem to be causing any trouble.

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Conventional treatment aims at decreasing hypertonic muscles, increasing hyoid mobility, resolving cervical fixations, and improving digastric facilitation to enhance mouth opening patterns.