A&P FRS: Uterus
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hollow muscle organ
base at top; apex at bottom
contains three divisions
Where is the uterus located?
What suspends it in the pelvis?
What suspends it anteriorly and posteriorly?
it is in the pelvic cavity between the urinary bladder and the rectum
a broad ligament
the round and uterosacral ligaments
What is the function of the uterus?
to house, develop and expel the fetus at maturity
List the three divisions of the uterus
upper rounded portion, above the tubes
large central portion
projecting into vagina
List the three microscopic layers of the uterus
inner mucous layer
longitudinal, spiral, circular, crossed, laced
outer serous layer continuous with peritoneum
epimetrium, visceral peritoneum
implantation of fertilized egg (embryo) in uterus mucosa
expulsion or delivery of fetus from mother at maturity
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