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Myometrium

Definition
noun, plural: myometria
The middle layer of the uterine wall, made up chiefly of smooth muscle tissue involved in uterine contractions and elasticity
Supplement
The uterine wall is comprised of three layers:

The role of myometrium is crucial during pregnancy. It confers elasticity to provide room for the enlarging uterus. And during labor, the smooth muscles contract to indicate parturition.
Related term(s):

  • myometrial

Mentioned in:

  • Placenta accessory
  • Placenta percreta
  • Decidua basalis


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