A&P FRS: Uterus

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A&P FRS: Uterus
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  1. Uterus
    pear shaped

    hollow muscle organ

    base at top; apex at bottom

    contains three divisions

    aka matria

    aka womb
  2. 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
  3. What is the function of the uterus?
    to house, develop and expel the fetus at maturity
  4. List the three divisions of the uterus
    fundus

    body

    cervix
  5. Fundus
    upper rounded portion, above the tubes
  6. Body
    large central portion

    aka corpus
  7. Cervix
    lower portion

    projecting into vagina
  8. List the three microscopic layers of the uterus
    endometrium

    myometrium

    perimetrium
  9. Endometrium
    inner mucous layer
  10. Myometrium
    longitudinal, spiral, circular, crossed, laced
  11. Perimetrium
    outer serous layer continuous with peritoneum

    epimetrium, visceral peritoneum
  12. Nidation
    implantation of fertilized egg (embryo) in uterus mucosa
  13. Parturition
    expulsion or delivery of fetus from mother at maturity

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