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prolapsepro‧lapse /ˈprəʊlæps, prəʊˈlæps $ proʊˈlæps, ˈproʊlæps/ noun [countable]  medicalMI the slipping of an inner part of your body, such as the womb, from its usual position
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prolapseThe pathological changes of mucosal prolapse deserve particular mention.There was no evidence of mucosal prolapse in any anterior wall biopsy specimen.Analysis of the anterior wall biopsy specimens showed none of the characteristic histopathological features of mucosal prolapse.The patient's general state as well as her history of prolapse suggested that sepia be given.When she was thirty-six, she had had an operation to repair a uterine prolapse.The latter technique may prove especially useful in identifying patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or mitral valve prolapse.
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