Science / Biology / Uterus: The organ that houses and nourishes the developing embryo and fetus. The womb. Female reproductive organ in which the fertilized egg implants.


Science / Biology / Cervix: The lower neck of the uterus that opens into the vagina. MORE

Red raspberry leaves (Rubus idaeus)

Health / Herbs / Red raspberry leaves (Rubus idaeus): A uterine tonic, relaxes the uterus, traditionally believed to lead to an easier childbirth, midwives have found that women who drink raspberry leaf tea regularly during pregnancy have decreased chanc MORE

Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus)

Health / Herbs / Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus): Relaxes muscle tensions and reduces spasms, relaxes the uterus and relieve painful menstrual cramps, helps to prevent menstrual excessive blood loss, protects from threatened miscarriage, sedative. MORE


Business / Finance / Labor: Another term for direct labor. See also salaries and benefits. MORE


Science / Biology / Oxytocin: A peptide hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary that stimulates the contraction of the uterus during childbirth. MORE


Science / Biology / Oviducts: Tubes that connect the ovaries and the uterus; transport sperm to the ova, transport the fertilized ova to the uterus, and serve as the site of fertilization; also called the fallopian tubes or uterin MORE