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med term wk 10

Medical Terminology A Living Language

amni/o amnion
cervic/o neck, cervix
chori/o chorion
colp/o vagina
culd/o cul-de-sac
embry/o embryo
episi/o vulva
fet/o fetus
gynec/o woman, female
hymen/o hymen
hyster/o uterus
lact/o milk
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
men/o menses, menstruation
metr/o uterus
nat/o birth
o/o egg
oophor/o ovary
ovari/o ovary
perine/o perineum
salping/o uterine tubes, fallopian tubes
uter/o uterus
vagin/o vagina
vulv/o vulva
-arche beginning
-cyesis state of pregnancy
-gravida pregnancy
-para to bear (offspring)
-partum childbirth
-salpinx uterine tube
-tocia labor, childbirth
what does the internal genitalia for a woman consist of? uterus, ovaries, uterine tubes, vagina
where are the female internal genitalia located? pelvic cavity
what are the external female genitalia referred to as? vulva
which two hormones stimulate maturation of ovum and trigger ovulation? luteuinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone
what are the two primary hormones produced by the ovaries? progesterone and estrogen
what is the function of progesterone and estrogen? stimulate the lining of the uterus. They are also responsible for the secondary sexual characteristics
what are two other names for the uterine tubes? ovaducts or fallopian tubes
what are the unattached finger like projections off the uterine tubes called? fimbriae
where does conception take place? the upper half of the uterine tubes
where is the uterus located? in the pelvic cavity between the bladder and the rectum
what is the term for slightly bent forward? anteflexion
what is the name of the outer layer of the uterus? perimetrium
what is the upper portion of the uterus called? fundus
what is the body of the uterus called? corpus
what is the lower portion of the uterus called? cervix
what is the term for the inner layer of the uterine wall? endometrium
what would you call the thick muscular wall of the uterus? myometrium
what would you call the very first menstrual cycle in a girls life? menarche
the period in a woman's life when she stops menstruating is called what? menopause
when does menopause usually occur? between ages of fourty and fiftyfive
what is the term for the folds of skin which serve as protection for the female genitalia? labia majora and labia minora
what type of tissue does the clitoris contain? erectile tissue
what is the term for the area between the vaginal orifice and the anus? perineum
how long is the normal fetus gestation? fourty weeks
when is a baby considered premature? before thirty seven weeks
when is the fetus no longer referred to as an embryo? the end of the eighth week
what is the innermost sac surrounding the fetus? amnion sac
what is the amnion sac filled with? amniotic fluid
what is the outer sac which surrounds the fetus? chorion
what is the term for the thinning of the cervix during the dilation stage of birth? effacement
how wide does the cervix dilate? ten centimeters
olig/o scanty
py/o pus
what would you call the fluid first secreted by the breast after delivery? colostrum
what would you call the first bowel movement of an infant consisting of mucus and bile? meconium
Created by: Megan Hussey Megan Hussey