Medical Definition of Couvelaire uterus
: a pregnant uterus in which the placenta has detached prematurely with extravasation of blood into the uterine musculature
Biographical Note for couvelaire uterus
Alexandre (1873–1948), French obstetrician. A leading specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, Couvelaire did original research on the anatomy of the pregnant uterus, uterine hemorrhages, and the pathology of newborn infants. In 1912 he published a work on the condition affecting the pregnant uterus that has been named after him.
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