What is it?

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A small, cylindrical organ comprising the lower part and neck of the uterus and separating the body and cavity of the uterus from the vagina.

formation of sphincter:

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The fibrous and smooth muscle tissue of the cervix creates a form of sphincter, which can stretch during pregnancy and childbirth.

The cervical canal:

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The cervical canal runs through the cervix and allows the passage of blood during menstruation and of sperm from the vagina into the uterus.

After puberty:

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mucus is secreted from the glandular cells in the canal to assist sperm entry into the upper cervix.


The Cervix- Structure and Function

December 14, 2019

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