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In anatomy, 'cervical' is an adjective that has two meanings:

  1. of or pertaining to the neck.
  2. of or pertaining to the female cervix: i.e., the neck of the uterus.
Commonly used medical phrases involving the neck are...
cervical spine, cervical lymph nodes, cervical vertebrae, cervical disc
Phrases that involve the cervix include...
cervical cancer, cervical smear, cervical prolapse

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Dr. Koop - Cervicitis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference (678 words)
Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix - the lower part of the uterus that extends about one inch into the vaginal canal.
Cervicitis is probably the most common of all gynecological disorders, affecting half of all women at some point in their lives.
Most commonly, cervicitis is the result of an infection, although it can also be caused by injury or irritation (as a reaction to the chemicals in douches and contraceptives, for example, or a forgotten tampon).
Cervicitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (299 words)
Inflammation of the tissues of the cervix is known as cervicitis.
Cervicitis can be caused by any of a number of infections, of which the commonest are chlamydia, genital herpes, and gonorrhea.
Mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC) is characterized by a purulent or mucopurulent endocervical exudate visible in the endocervical canal or in an endocervical swab specimen.
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