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Prolapse  v. i.  To fall down or out; to protrude.

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"Prolapse" Quotes from Famous Books

... lacing, prolapse of the abdominal organs, weakness of the supporting ligaments, and ...
— The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English • R. V. Pierce

... not such a far cry from the simplest tic to Gilles de la Tourette's disease or maladie des tics with its more pronounced signs of psychophysical deterioration and dissociation. The tendency is a degenerative one— a prolapse to ancestral methods of reaction, a dissociation or disintegration of the personality, a lack of control over more elementary activities. We should therefore appreciate the need of early recognition ...
— The Journal of Abnormal Psychology - Volume 10

... intra-ocular tension, and for this and other reasons in glaucoma. It is naturally the most efficient agent in relieving the discomfort or intolerable pain of photophobia; and it is the best means of breaking down adhesions of the iris, and of preventing prolapse of the iris after injuries to the cornea. In fact it is hardly possible to over-estimate its value in ophthalmology. The drug has been highly and widely recommended in general paralysis, but there remains grave doubt as to ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 - "Bulgaria" to "Calgary" • Various

... womb restored to its original position is the necessity of restoration of the pelvic floor. This structure, also called the perineum, we should know, lies between the thighs, shuts in the bottom of the abdomen, and prevents prolapse of the viscera. In women it forms the lower portion of the birth-canal, enclosing the aperture through which the child enters the world. Although intelligent management of labor is of the greatest value for the protection of the pelvic floor, under certain circumstances ...
— The Prospective Mother - A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy • J. Morris Slemons

... the diseases of women chapters are devoted to amenorrhea, menorrhagia, hysteria (suffocatio matricis), prolapse, ulceration, abscess, cancer, dropsy and "ventosity" of ...
— Gilbertus Anglicus - Medicine of the Thirteenth Century • Henry Ebenezer Handerson

Words linked to "Prolapse" :   descensus uteri, descend, nephroptosia, come down, glossoptosis, urethrocele, metroptosis, mitral valve prolapse, handicap, ptosis, impairment, disability, enteroptosis

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