hystero-, hyster-, hysteri- +
(Greek: the womb or uterus; hysteria)
"Hysteric disturbances", that most frequently occur in women were ascribed erroneously by ancient Greeks to the influence of the womb and were, for this reason, called hysteria, "disease of the womb".
This hestero- unit is not related to a similarly spelled hysteres- unit of words referring to "shortcoming, deficiency; to be behind, to come late, to lag; later".
2. A record of the electrical activity of the uterine muscular contractions.
2. The process of recording and analyzing the electric action potentials that result from uterine muscular contractions.
The inciting incident might be a rumor or an unaccustomed odor; such as, paint fumes in a workplace.
It may be done through the abdomen or the vagina. It is also known as: vaginal hysterectomy; abdominal hysterectomy; laparoscopic hysterectomy; supracervical hysterectomy; radical hysterectomy; and removal of the uterus.
Hysterectomy is an operation that is commonly performed. There are many reasons a woman may need a hysterectomy; however, there are non-surgical approaches to treat many of these conditions.
During a hysterectomy, the uterus may be completely or partially removed. The fallopian tubes and ovaries may also be removed.
A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy is removal of just the upper portion of the uterus, leaving the cervix intact.
A total hysterectomy is the removal of the entire uterus and the cervix. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina.
A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision (abdominal hysterectomy), a vaginal incision (vaginal hysterectomy), or through laparoscopic incisions (small incisions on the abdomen or laparoscopic hysterectomy).
Removal of the entire uterus and the cervix is referred to as a total hysterectomy. Removal of the body of the uterus without removing the cervix is referred to as a subtotal hysterectomy.
James Blundell, a London obstetrician, performed the first successful hysterectomy in 1828. He also proposed doing a Caesarean hysterectomy (removing the uterus with the baby inside) to save the life of the mother (and the baby). Blundell is considered a founder of modern abdominal surgery.
2. A state of extreme, or exaggerated, emotion; such as, excitement or panic; especially, among large numbers of people.
3. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion; such as, fear or panic; or uncontrollable laughter or crying.
4. A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability and sometimes by amnesia or a physical deficit; such as, paralysis, or a sensory deficit, without an organic cause.
5. A psychoneurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks, disturbances of sensory and motor functions, and various abnormal effects due to autosuggestion.
The term "hysteria" comes from the ancient idea that it was in some way associated with the female uterus or womb.
The old-fashioned association of hysteria with women, and with their supposed sexual disturbances, is no longer considered to be a valid cause of any hysterical conditions.
2. An overemotional individual.
2. Characterized by being emotionally out of control.
3. Referring to being irrational from fear, emotion, or an emotional shock.
A hysterical phenomenon, as in hysteroepilepsy.