Dictionary > Uterine involution

Uterine involution

Definition
noun
The process by which the uterus returns to its normal pre-pregnant state (both anatomically and functionally) following childbirth or postpartum period.
Supplement
Normally, after childbirth, the enlarged uterus from pregnancy returns to its normal pre-pregnant size and state. However, there are certain conditions in which the involution of the uterus becomes abnormal such as in the cases of subinvolution and superinvolution.


You will also like...

New Zealand - Biodiversity fauna
New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Find out more about New Zealand's unique biodiversity by exploring a range of different ecosystems and the key role of s..

human respiratory system
Respiration

The human respiratory system is an efficient system of inspiring and expiring respiratory gases. This tutorial provides ..

Digestion and Absorption of Food
Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal system breaks down particles of ingested food into molecular forms by enzymes through digestion and..

Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes

Learn about the general structure of a eukaryotic gene, the transcription factors, and post-transcriptional regulation....

Flowers and tiny fruits of the pomegranate plant
Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

This tutorial deals with the structure and function of flowers, fruits, and seeds. Also included here are the types of f..

Homo Species
The Homo Species

The evolution of the species of the genus "Homo" led to the emergence of modern humans. Find out more about human evolut..