Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊlaps , prəˈlaps /
- 1A slipping forward or down of a part or organ of the body: a rectal prolapseMore example sentences
- Videodefecography is specifically designed to evaluate evacuatory disorders such as rectal prolapse and rectocele.
- Mechanical problems with colostomies include herniation, prolapse, and stenosis.
- Other causes include rectal prolapse, diarrheal states, radiation injury to the rectum and overflow fecal incontinence secondary to impaction.
Pronunciation: /prəʊˈlaps /[no object] (usually as adjective prolapsed) Back to top
- (Of a part or organ of the body) slip forward or down: a prolapsed uterusMore example sentences
- Haemorrhoids that remain prolapsed may develop thrombosis and gangrene.
- The lesion moved with the pulmonary valve and prolapsed back and forth across the valve, suggesting a cardiac tumor.
- Echocardiography revealed a thin, mobile mass at the level of the pulmonary valve that prolapsed through the valve during diastole.
mid 18th century: from Latin prolaps- 'slipped forward', from the verb prolabi, from pro- 'forward, down' + labi 'to slip'.
More definitions of prolapseDefinition of prolapse in:
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