Definition of Adenomyosis

1. Noun. The presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea.

Exact synonyms: Endometriosis
Generic synonyms: Pathology

Definition of Adenomyosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A condition characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue in the myometrium, sometimes considered as a form of endometriosis. ¹

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Medical Definition of Adenomyosis

1. A condition where there is abnormal thickening of the endometrial lining of the uterus, extending into the fibrous and muscular layers. This condition occurs most commonly in women above 30 who have had children. Symptoms include prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding and painful menses with cramping. Treatment generally includes pain medications and a hysterectomy in select (more severe) cases. Birth control pills may aggravate symptoms. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adenomyosis

adenomatoid odontogenic tumour
adenomatoses
adenomatosis
adenomatous
adenomatous colon polyps
adenomatous goiter
adenomatous polyp
adenomatous polyposis coli
adenomatous polyps
adenomegaly
adenomere
adenomyomatosis of gallbladder
adenomyosarcoma
adenomyosis uteri
adenomyotic
adenoneural
adenopathies
adenopathy
adenophlegmon
adenophorea
adenophorea infections
adenophorous
adenophyllous
adenophyma
adenosalpingitis
adenosarcoma
adenosatellite virus

Literary usage of Adenomyosis

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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"tissue has been observed in the rhesus macaque and baboon, and adenomyosis has been reported in the pig-tailed macaque. Ovarian changes associated with the ..."

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