Definition of Pessaries
1. Noun. (plural of pessary) ¹
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Definition of Pessaries
1. pessary [n] - See also: pessary
Medical Definition of Pessaries
1. Instruments placed in the vagina to support the uterus or rectum or to serve as a contraceptive device. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Pessaries
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1868)
"SUPPLEMENTARY REMARKS ON THE PREPARATION OP MEDICATED Pessaries AND SUPPOSITORIES. BY lu.м:\ B. BRADY, FLS Some time ago with the view of inducing greater ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases Peculiar to Women: Illustrated by Cases by Samuel Ashwell (1855)
"It will be found that pessaries are nearly useless in coses of advanced ovarian dropsy. Inm now attending a lady, where, although symptoms of descent were ..."
3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1882)
"Spring Pessaries.—Dr. Beverley Cole, of San Francisco, showed an instrument designed to meet the indications of a large class of cases of retroversion and ..."
4. Medical Gynecology by Howard Atwood Kelly (1912)
"All tlie.se pessaries are made in several sizes. ber pessaries may be left in ... Other pessaries, which are liable to lose their form by boiling, ..."
5. The Principles and Practice of Gynaecology by Thomas Addis Emmet (1880)
"Pessaries. Proper time for their use—Peculiarities to be met—Object of pessaries—Individual forms—Block-tin for modelling—Adjusting pessaries. ..."
6. A Hand-book of uterine therapeutics, and of diseases of women by Edward John Tilt (1869)
"Pessaries.—It is only w-heu the vagina is irremediably dilated that, not being able to contract it by astringents, we consent to fill up the distended ..."
7. On Diseases Peculiar to Women: Including Displacements of the Uterus by Hugh Lenox Hodge (1860)
"Hence, if any constant support is demanded, the pessaries already recommended must be resorted to. The important practical rule—avoid pain and local ..."
8. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"Pessaries have long been employed as a means of retaining the replaced uterus in position. In the decades preceding the advent of the present successful ..."