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vaginal speculum

Etymology: L, vagina, sheath; L, speculum, mirror
a bivalved instrument, with two blades used to hold open the vaginal opening for inspection of the vaginal cavity.
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Vaginal specula

vaginal speculum

Obstetrics An L-shaped device used to help visualize the upper vagina and uterine cervix. See Colposcopy.
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vaginal speculum

A speculum, usually with two opposing portions that, after being inserted, can be pushed apart for examining the vagina and cervix. It should be warmed before use.
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See also: speculum


an instrument for opening or distending a body orifice or cavity to permit visual inspection.

mouth speculum
ophthalmic speculum
small, lightweight speculum consisting of two arms which are opened by a screw at one end. Called also Castroviejo eye speculum.


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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We are proud to say we now offer every size disposable vaginal speculum needed for all types of patients," says Tracy Bennett, manager, Physical Assessment at Welch Allyn.
ER-SPEC is a completely self-contained and entirely disposable vaginal speculum, meaning the device comes out of the package ready to use and is thrown away after a single procedure.
The study included 9,500 women, 20-44 years old, who underwent pelvic exams involving a vaginal speculum from July 2003 to February 2004 at a rural family planning clinic.
the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, and Novation, a leading health care services company, today announced a new 3-year contract that will make OBP's ER-SPEC, an entirely single-use vaginal speculum with built-in light source, available to the health care providers that Novation serves.
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The anterior and posterior vaginal walls should be inspected separately with the posterior half of the vaginal speculum, and the entire vagina and cervix should be carefully palpated.
A special vaginal speculum, designed to accommodate both the transvaginal imaging apparatus and the surgical tools, is used in TUAGS.
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