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Couvelaire uterus

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noun Cou·ve·laire uterus \ˌkü-və-ˈle(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of Couvelaire uterus

  1. :  a pregnant uterus in which the placenta has detached prematurely with extravasation of blood into the uterine musculature

Biographical Note for couvelaire uterus

Couvelaire

\küv(-ə)-ler\,

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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