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pouch of Douglas

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noun pouch of Doug·las \-ˈdəg-ləs\

Medical Definition of pouch of Douglas

  1. :  a deep peritoneal recess between the uterus and the upper vaginal wall anteriorly and the rectum posteriorly—called also , , ,



Biographical Note for pouch of douglas

Douglas, James (1675–1742), British anatomist. Douglas was the author of a number of books and papers on human, comparative, and pathological anatomy. In 1707 he published an important book on muscles. In 1730 he published a detailed study of the peritoneum which contained his original description of the pouch of Douglas.


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