endometriosis

   The presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. The endometrium is the mucus membrane inner lining of the uterus, with glandular cells and structural cells, both responding to estrogen by increasing in size (the proliferative phase); if there is endometrial tissue outside of the uterus, the tissue expands and shrinks in response to the estrus cycle, but the normal shedding of the menstrual phase can be difficult. The most common type of endometriosis is found in the fallopian tubes; the abnormal fallopian endometrial tissue can shed and drain into the uterus, but it hurts! It's funny, but little tiny ducts, like the ureters, bile ducts, and fallopian tubes really cramp. The colon and uterus are big muscular tubes and, when cramped up, cause rather strong pain. When one of those little bitty things gets tenesmus, your face gets white (or light tan), you start to sweat, shiver, and revert to a fetal position. Endometriosis that occurs around the ovaries or inside the belly and therefore can NEVER drain is a purely physical and medical condition, but fallopian presence of endometrium usually reaches its peak in the early thirties. It can be helped by ensuring a strong estrogen and progesterone balance, thereby decreasing the tendency to form clots in the tubes, and to experience severe cramps every month

Herbal-medical glossary. 2015.

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  • endometriosis — f. Med. Formación de mucosa uterina en órganos distintos del útero …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • endometriosis — [en΄dō mē΄trē ō′sis] n. pl. endometrioses [en΄dō mē΄trē ōsēz΄] [see ENDOMETRIUM & OSIS] the growth of endometrial tissue in abnormal locations, as on the ovaries or within the peritoneal cavity …   English World dictionary

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  • Endometriosis — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Afección ginecológica que se caracteriza por la presencia de un tumor fuera del útero, constituido por mucosa uterina. IRREG. plural endometriosis * * * endometriosis. f. Med. Formación de mucosa uterina en órganos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • endometriosis — /en doh mee tree oh sis/, n. Pathol. the presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, esp. the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains. [1920 25; < NL; see ENDOMETRIUM, OSIS] * * * Disorder of the female… …   Universalium

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  • endometriosis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1925 the presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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