Skip to Content
Medical Term:

intrauterine device


Definition: a plastic or metal device to be inserted into the uterus to exert a contraceptive effect; can be designed in a variety of shapes (coil, loop, bow, “T”).

Synonym(s): intrauterine contraceptive device

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.