Northside Health Library Intrauterine
Intrauterine means "inside the uterus."
A baby grows inside the mother's womb, or uterus (in an intrauterine environment).
An intrauterine device (IUD) is an object placed in the uterus to prevent conception and pregnancy.
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Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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