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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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cervical third. The depth of penetration was evaluated by thirds of the enamel thickness (1/3, 2/3 and 3/3).
e) Penetration of methylene blue in cervical third in a representative sample of Group A.f) Penetration of methylene blue in cervical third in a representative sample of Group B.
In the middle and the cervical third, there was good adaptation of the sealer only in the samples obturated with Gutta Flow, while the samples obturated with N2 and Endomethasone show weak adhesion of the sealer and noticeable presence of cracks in-between the sealer and the canal wall.
Porosities, contraction, cement dissolution and a lower adaptation of the master point in the middle and the cervical third, especially in root canals with irregular shape, are main flaws of this technique [13].
In the present study, Gutta Flow has shown better adaptation to the walls of the root canal in the middle and the cervical third of the tooth, compared to the other two sealers.
A study by Andreasen and cowokers [7] found that the 10-year survival rate of horizontal root fractures at the apical third level was 89%, at the middle third 78%, at the cervical-middle 67%, and at the cervical third 33%.
(a) Radiograph immediately after MTA obturation in coronal root fragment (June 2013) illustrates approximately 0.5 mm extruded MTA at the apical end of the coronal fragment and a suspected fracture line at the level of the cervical third on the distal aspect of the root (arrow).
(a) The sagittal CBCT slice of tooth 11 reveals a comminuted fracture on the labial aspect within the cervical third of the root (brace).
We failed to remove calcium hydroxide residues completely from the canal walls under the conditions tested, regardless of the rotary instrument used, and dressing remnants were found in the apical and cervical thirds. This finding agrees with those of previous studies showing residues on the root canal walls, regardless of the removal technique used.
Analysis of the apical and cervical thirds did not detect significant differences among the K3, ProTaper and Twisted File systems.