Couvelaire uterus

(koo-vlār′ )

[Alexandre Couvelaire, Fr. obstetrician, 1873-1948]
A potential complication of placental abruption in which blood flows into the myometrium. Such a uterus is enlarged and tense; it contracts poorly and may occasionally rupture.
SYN: SEE: uteroplacental apoplexy

Couvelaire uterus is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or .

Nursing Central is an award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. .