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Subinvolution

Definition

noun

A medical condition characterized by a uterus that is abnormally large because it does not revert to its normal pre-pregnant size.


Supplement

Subinvolution occurs when uterine involution is impaired or arrested. Symptoms include abnormally prolonged or excessive lochial discharge, and irregular uterine bleeding and cramp-like pain.


Word origin: From Latin subtus ( under, below, beneath, underneath) + involution

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