Uterus: A hollow, pear-shaped organ that is located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow lower portion of the uterus is the cervix (the neck of the uterus). The broader upper part is the corpus, which is made up of three layers of tissue.
The uterus, also commonly known as the womb, is a hollow muscular organ of the female reproductive system that is responsible for the development of the embryo and fetus during pregnancy. An incredibly distensible organ, the uterus can expand during pregnancy from around the size of a closed fist to become large enough to hold a full term baby. It is also an incredibly strong organ, able to contract forcefully to propel a full term baby out of the body during childbirth.The main purpose of the uterus is to nourish a fetus prior to birth.
Related Journals of Uterus
Journal of Women's Health Care, Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, Women and Birth, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Journal of Pregnancy, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Italian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.