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cervical motion tenderness

 

Definition: unpleasant sensation or response elicited on pelvic examination with movement of the cervix by the clinician's gloved hand, usually indicative of inflammatory processes in the pelvic organs or of those adjacent organs that may be moved during such examination.

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