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Uterine fibroid

Index Uterine fibroid

Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomas or fibroids, are benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. [1]

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Abdominal mass

An abdominal mass is any localized enlargement or swelling in the human abdomen.

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Abdominal pregnancy

An abdominal pregnancy can be regarded as a form of an ectopic pregnancy where the embryo or fetus is growing and developing outside the womb in the abdomen, but not in the Fallopian tube, ovary or broad ligament.

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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body.

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Adenomyosis is a gynecologic medical condition characterized by the abnormal presence of endometrial tissue (the inner lining of the uterus) within the myometrium (the thick, muscular layer of the uterus).

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Adnexal mass

An adnexal mass is a lump in tissue of the adnexa of uterus (structures closely related structurally and functionally to the uterus such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or any of the surrounding connective tissue).

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Antiprogestogens, or antiprogestins, also known as progesterone antagonists or progesterone blockers, are a class of drugs which prevent progestogens like progesterone from mediating their biological effects in the body.

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Aromatase, also called estrogen synthetase or estrogen synthase, is an enzyme responsible for a key step in the biosynthesis of estrogens.

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Asoprisnil (INN; developmental code name J-867) is a synthetic, steroidal selective progesterone receptor modulator that was under development by Schering and TAP Pharmaceutical Products for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

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Asoprisnil ecamate

Asoprisnil ecamate (INN) (developmental code name J-956) is a synthetic, steroidal selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) which was under development for the treatment of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and menopausal symptoms but was discontinued.

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Babies On Board

Babies On Board (新生) is a Chinese television drama that airs on the Singaporean television channel Mediacorp Channel 8 on weeknights.

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Benign metastasizing leiomyoma

Benign metastasizing leiomyoma is a rare condition characterized by the growth of uterine leiomyoma in the other regions especially the lungs.

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Benign tumor

A benign tumor is a mass of cells (tumor) that lacks the ability to invade neighboring tissue or metastasize.

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Betty Driver

Elizabeth Mary Driver, (20 May 1920 – 15 October 2011) credited as Betty Driver, was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street from 1969 to 2011, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes.

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Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy, is the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in hormone replacement therapy.

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Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome

Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome (BHD), also Hornstein–Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome, Hornstein–Knickenberg syndrome, and fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons is a human autosomal dominant genetic disorder that can cause susceptibility to kidney cancer, renal and pulmonary cysts, and noncancerous tumors of the hair follicles, called fibrofolliculomas.

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Black Women's Health Study

The Black Women's Health Study (BWHS) is a long-term observational study conducted at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center since 1995 to investigate the health problems of Black women over a long time period, with the ultimate goal of improving their health.

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BRCA mutation

A BRCA mutation is a mutation in either of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are tumour suppressor genes.

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Buserelin, sold under the brand name Suprefact among others, is a medication which is used primarily in the treatment of prostate cancer and endometriosis.

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Cabergoline (brand names Dostinex and others), an ergot derivative, is a potent dopamine receptor agonist on D2 receptors.

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Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

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Carl Breus

Carl Breus (12 April 1852 – 1914) was an Austrian obstetrician born in Vienna.

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Center for Pelvic Health

The Center for Pelvic Health is a specialized service line of Saint Thomas Health Services with three offices in Middle Tennessee.

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Cervical polyp

A cervical polyp is a common benign polyp or tumour on the surface of the cervical canal.

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Cetrorelix, or cetrorelix acetate, sold under the brand name Cetrotide, is an injectable gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist.

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Cho Chun-ying

Cho Chun-ying, a Taiwanese politician, is the deputy secretary of the Republic of China Presidential Office Department of Public Affairs.

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Coccothrinax argentea

Coccothrinax argentea is a palm which is endemic to Hispaniola.

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Cowden syndrome

Cowden syndrome (also known as Cowden's disease and multiple hamartoma syndrome) is an autosomal dominant inherited condition characterized by benign overgrowths called hamartomas as well as an increased lifetime risk of breast, thyroid, uterine, and other cancers.

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Deslorelin, sold under the brand names Ovuplant, SucroMate, and Suprelorin among others, is an injectable gonadotropin releasing hormone superagonist (GnRH agonist) which is used in veterinary medicine for various indications.

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Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods, or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation.

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Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse due to medical or psychological causes.

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Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus.

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Elagolix (former developmental code names NBI-56418, ABT-620) is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH antagonist), developed for clinical use by Neurocrine Biosciences and AbbVie.

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Embolization or embolisation refers to the passage and lodging of an embolus within the bloodstream.

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Endometrial polyp

An endometrial polyp or uterine polyp is a mass in the inner lining of the uterus.

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Ernest Loumaye

Ernest Loumaye is a Belgian entrepreneur known for his works in the Women's health care industry.

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Estradiol (medication)

Estradiol, also spelled oestradiol, is a medication and naturally occurring steroid hormone.

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Estrogen-dependent condition

An estrogen-dependent condition, disease, disorder, or syndrome, is a medical condition that is, in part or full, dependent on, or is sensitive to, the presence of estrogenic activity in the body.

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Fatty acid synthase

Fatty acid synthase (FAS) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the FASN gene.

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Female infertility

Female infertility refers to infertility in female humans.

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Fertility testing

Fertility testing is the process by which fertility is assessed, both generally and also to find the fertile window.

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Fibroid is a term used in the medical field for different types of tumors.

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Fibromas (or fibroid tumors or fibroids) are benign tumors that are composed of fibrous or connective tissue.

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FKA Twigs

Tahliah Debrett Barnett (born 16 January 1988), known professionally as FKA Twigs (stylised as FKA twigs), is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, director and dancer.

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Florence Comite


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Gala Dalí

Gala Dalí (– 10 June 1982), usually known simply as Gala, was the Russian wife of Paul Éluard and later of Salvador Dalí.

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Gestrinone, sold under the brand names Dimetrose and Nemestran among others, is a medication which is used in the treatment of endometriosis.

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GnRH modulator

A GnRH modulator, or GnRH receptor modulator, is a type of drug which modulates the GnRH receptor, the biological target of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist

A gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist) is a type of medication which affects gonadotropins and sex hormones.

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue

A gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue (GnRH analogue or analog), also known as a luteinizing hormone releasing hormone agonist (LHRH agonist) or LHRH analogue is a synthetic peptide drug modeled after the human hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists (GnRH antagonists) are a class of medications that antagonize the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRH receptor) and thus the action of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

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Goserelin, or goserelin acetate, sold under the brand name Zoladex (by AstraZeneca) among others, is a medication which is used to suppress production of the sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen), particularly in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.

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Gynecologic hemorrhage

Gynecologic hemorrhage represents excessive bleeding of the female reproductive system.

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Gynecologic ultrasonography

Gynecologic ultrasonography or gynecologic sonography refers to the application of medical ultrasonography to the female pelvic organs (specifically the uterus, the ovaries, and the Fallopian tubes) as well as the bladder, the adnexa, and the Pouch of Douglas.

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Harley Saito

Sayori Saito (斉藤 さより) (December 21, 1967 – December 15, 2016) was a Japanese professional wrestler, who performed under the name of Harley Saito (ハーレー斉藤).

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Health effects of tobacco

Tobacco use has predominantly negative effects on human health and concern about health effects of tobacco has a long history.

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Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome

Reed’s syndrome (or familial leiomyomatosis cutis et uteri) is a rare inherited condition characterised by multiple cutaneous leiomyomas and, in women, uterine leiomyomas.

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High-intensity focused ultrasound

High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an early stage medical technology that is in various stages of development worldwide to treat a range of disorders.

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Histrelin acetate, sold under the brand names Vantas and Supprelin LA (by Endo International) among others, is a nonapeptide analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) with added potency.

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Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus.

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Hysteroscopy is the inspection of the uterine cavity by endoscopy with access through the cervix.

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ICD-10 Chapter II: Neoplasms

ICD-10 is an international statistical classification used in health care and related industries.

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INSIGHTEC Ltd., is a privately held medical device company founded by Kobi Vortman, Elbit Medical Imaging, GE Healthcare in 1999 to develop magnetic resonance imaging guided focused ultrasound technology.

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Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a type of chronic pain that affects the bladder.

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Intravenous leiomyomatosis

Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare condition seen exclusively in women in which leiomyomata, benign smooth muscle tumors, are found in veins.

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Iron-deficiency anemia

Iron-deficiency anemia is anemia caused by a lack of iron.

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Joanna Vassa

Joanna Vassa (11 April 1795 – 10 March 1857) was the only surviving child of the former slave and anti-slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano.

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A leiomyoma, also known as fibroids, is a benign smooth muscle tumor that very rarely becomes cancer (0.1%).

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Leuprorelin, also known as leuprolide, is a manufactured version of a hormone used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and early puberty.

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Linzagolix (developmental code names KLH-2109, OBE-2109) is a small-molecule, non-peptide, orally active gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH antagonist) which is under development by Kissei Pharmaceutical and ObsEva for the treatment of uterine leiomyoma and endometriosis.

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List of -ectomies

The surgical terminology suffix "-ectomy" was taken from Greek εκ-τομια.

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List of Brooklyn College alumni

This is a list of alumni of Brooklyn College, a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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List of cancer types

This is a list of cancer types.

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List of ICD-9 codes 140–239: neoplasms


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List of investigational hormonal agents

This is a list of investigational hormonal agents, or hormonal agents that are currently under development for clinical use but are not yet approved.

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List of medical abbreviations: U

Category:Lists of medical abbreviations.

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List of side effects of estradiol

List of side effects of estradiol which may occur as a result of its us or have been associated with estrogen and/or progestogen therapy includes.

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Low back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a common disorder involving the muscles, nerves, and bones of the back.

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Malvika Sabharwal

Malvika Sabharwal is an Indian gynecologist and obstetrician at the Nova Specialty Hospitals of the Apollo Healthcare Group and at Jeewan Mala Hospital, New Delhi.

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Mark 5

Mark 5 is the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Mark in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.

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Mary Dixon Jones

Mary Dixon Jones (17, February 1828–1908) was a highly regarded and sought after physician and surgeon in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is most well known for being the first American physician to propose and perform a total hysterectomy to treat a tumor in the uterine muscle (myoma).

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Medroxyprogesterone acetate

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), sold under the brand name Depo-Provera among others, is a hormonal medication of the progestin type.

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Menometrorrhagia is a condition in which prolonged or excessive uterine bleeding occurs irregularly and more frequently than normal.

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Menorrhagia is a menstrual period with excessively heavy flow and falls under the larger category of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB).

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Menstrual disorder

A menstrual disorder is an abnormal condition in a woman's menstrual cycle.

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Menstruation, also known as a period or monthly, is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue (known as menses) from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina.

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Metrorrhagia (metro.

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Mia Martini

Mia Martini (born Domenica Bertè; 20 September 1947 – 12 May 1995) was an Italian singer.

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Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently.

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A morcellator is a surgical instrument used for division and removal of large masses of tissues during laparoscopic surgery.

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Multiple cutaneous leiomyoma

Multiple cutaneous leiomyomas, also known as Pilar leiomyomas, arise from the arrectores pilorum muscles, and are made up of a poorly circumscribed proliferation of haphazardly arranged smooth muscle fibers located in the dermis that appear to infiltrate the surrounding tissue and may extend into the subcutis.

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Myoma is a kind of mesenchymal tumor.

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Myomatous erythrocytosis syndrome

Myomatous erythrocytosis syndrome describes an excessive erythrocyte (red blood cells) production, occurring in about 0.5% of individuals affected by uterine leiomyomas (fibroids).

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Nafarelin, sold under the brand name Synarel among others, is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist).

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Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson (born 20 December 1960) is a Jamaican-born Canadian speculative fiction writer and editor.

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National Women's Health Network

The National Women's Health Network (NWHN) is a non-profit women's health advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C..

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Neoplasia is a type of abnormal and excessive growth of tissue.

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Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine Biosciences is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company founded in 1992.

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Option grid

Option Grid is the name for a tool for patients and providers to use together when they are discussing and deciding what best to do about possible options, either treatments or tests.

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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that forms in or on an ovary.

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Pierre Charles Huguier

Pierre Charles Huguier (4 September 1804 – 12 January 1873) was a French surgeon and gynecologist born in Sézanne.

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Placenta accreta

Placenta accreta occurs when all or part of the placenta attaches abnormally to the myometrium (the muscular layer of the uterine wall).

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Postmenopausal hormone therapy

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), or postmenopausal hormone therapy (PHT, PMHT), also known as hormone replacement therapy in menopause, is a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which is used in postmenopausal, perimenopausal, and surgically menopausal women.

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Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from medium frequency alternating current (in the range of 350–500 kHz).

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Relugolix (developmental code names RVT-601, TAK-385) is a non-peptide, orally active, selective antagonist of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRHR) (.

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Retroverted uterus

A retroverted uterus (tilted uterus, tipped uterus) is a uterus that is tilted posteriorly.

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Roivant Sciences

Roivant Sciences Ltd. is a company that in-licenses late-stage drug candidates and develops them through subsidiaries.

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Samuel Jean de Pozzi

Samuel-Jean Pozzi (3 October 1846 – 13 June 1918) was a French surgeon and gynecologist.

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Scott v. Bradford

Scott v. Bradford, 606 P.2d 554 (1979) is a Supreme Court of Oklahoma case.

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Seimone Augustus

Seimone Delicia Augustus (born April 30, 1984) is an American professional women's basketball player with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), Dynamo Kursk and the U.S. national team.

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Selective progesterone receptor modulator

A selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) is an agent that acts on the progesterone receptor.

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Serdar Bulun

Serdar Bulun is a gynecologist, with a special interest in the common gynecologic diseases, endometriosis and uterine fibroids.

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Smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential

Smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential, abbreviated STUMP, is an uncommon tumor of the uterine smooth muscle that may behave like a benign tumor or a cancerous tumor.

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Sonalleve MR-HIFU

Sonalleve MR-HIFU is a medical system developed by Philips Healthcare for the treatment of uterine fibroids without surgery.

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Sufugolix (developmental code name TAK-013) is a non-peptide, orally-active, selective antagonist of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRHR) (.

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Telapristone, as telapristone acetate (proposed brand names Proellex, Progenta; former code name CDB-4124), is a synthetic, steroidal selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) related to mifepristone which is under development by Repros Therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.

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Transforming growth interacting factor

Transforming growth interacting factor (TGIF) is a potential repressor of TGF-β pathways in myometrial cells.

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Ulipristal acetate

Ulipristal acetate, sold under the brand name Ella among others, is a medication used for emergency birth control and uterine fibroids.

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Uterine artery

The uterine artery is an artery that supplies blood to the uterus in females.

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Uterine artery embolization

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a procedure where an interventional radiologist uses a catheter to deliver small particles that block the blood supply to the uterine body.

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Uterine atony

Uterine atony is a loss of tone in the uterine musculature.

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Uterine hyperplasia

Uterine hyperplasia, or enlarged uterus, is a medical symptom in which the volume and size of the uterus in a female is abnormally high.

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Uterine myomectomy

Myomectomy, sometimes also fibroidectomy, refers to the surgical removal of uterine leiomyomas, also known as fibroids.

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Uterine sarcoma

The uterine sarcomas form a group of malignant tumors that arises from the smooth muscle or connective tissue of the uterus.

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The uterus (from Latin "uterus", plural uteri) or womb is a major female hormone-responsive secondary sex organ of the reproductive system in humans and most other mammals.

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Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal bleeding is any bleeding through the vagina, including bleeding from the vaginal wall itself, as well as (and more commonly) bleeding from another location of the female reproductive system, often the uterus.

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Vasectomy reversal

Vasectomy reversal is a term used for surgical procedures that reconnect the male reproductive tract after interruption by a vasectomy.

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Vilaprisan (INN, USAN) (developmental code name BAY-1002670) is a synthetic, steroidal selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) which is under development by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of endometriosis and uterine fibroids.

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Yossi Gross

Yossi Gross (born February 5, 1947) is an Israeli engineer, inventor and entrepreneur.

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Cervical Fibroid, Fibroleiomyoma, Fibromyoma, Myoma uteri, Transcervical resection, Uterine fibroids, Uterine fibroma, Uterine leiomyoma, Uterine leiomyomata, Uterine myoma, Womb stone.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uterine_fibroid

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