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Female Repro. Review

ovaries Almond-shaped glands
uterine fibroids Benign uterine tumours
pregnancy Condition in which a fertilized ovum develops in the uterus
pap Detects abnormal cells in the cervix and vagina
conization Excision of a cone-shaped piece of tissue
lumpectomy Excision of a small primary breast tumour
mastectomy Excision of the entire breast
pseudocyesis False pregnancy
galactorrhea Flow of milk
cryosurgery Freezing tissue to destroy cells
sterility Inability to become pregnant
oxytocics Increases strength and frequency of contractions
cervicitis Inflammation of the cervix
vaginitis Inflammation of the vagina
gestation Length of time from conception to birth
choriocarcinoma Malignant neoplasm of the uterus
pelvimetry Measurement of the pelvis
eclampsia Most serious form of toxemia
os Mouth or opening
vagina Muscular tube from the cervix to the outside of the body
gynecologist One who specialized in the study of the female
uterus Organ that contains and nourishes the embryo from the time of fertilization until birth
dyspareunia Pain during sexual intercourse
placenta previa Placenta is attached near the cervix
abruptio placentae Premature separation of the placenta
tubual ligation Procedure that ties the fallopian tubes
lactation Production of milk
mammography Radiographic exam of the breasts
hysterosalpingography Radiography of the uterus and uterine tubes
kernicterus Serious condition involving mental retardation, jaundice and brain damage
pruritis vulvae Severe itching of the female genitalia
colpocolesis Surgical closure of the vagina
mammoplasty Surgical reconstruction of the breasts
colporrhaphy Suture of the vagina
cerclage Suturing of the cervix
prostaglandins Terminate pregnancy
abortion Termination of pregnancy
menopause The end of menstruation for the remainder of a woman’s life
estrogens Treat symptoms of menopause through HRT
antifungals Treat vaginal yeast infections
laparoscopy Visual exam of the abdominal cavity
colposcopy Visual exam of the vagina and cervix
leukorrhea White vaginal discharge
dilation & curettage Widening the cervix and scraping the uterus
nullipara Woman who has never produced a viable offspring
AB abortion
BSE breast self exam
CA cancer, chronological age, cardiac arrest
CS, C-section cesarean section
CVS chorionic villus sampling
CWP childbirth without pain
D&C dilation & curettage
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
FECG, FEKG fetal electrocardiogram
FHR fetal heart rate
FHT fetal heart tone
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
FTND full-term normal delivery
G gravida
GYN gynecology
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingography
IUD intrauterine device
IUGR intrauterine growth rate / retardation
IVF in vitro fertilization
IVF-ET intravenous pyelogram
LBR live birth rate
LH lutenizing hormone
LMP last menstrual period
LSO left salping oophorectomy
OB obstetrics
OCPs oral contraceptive pills
Pap papanicolaou test
Para 1,2,3 unipara, bipara, tripara
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PIH pregnancy induced hypertension
PMS premenstrual syndrome
sono sonogram
STD sexually transmitted disease
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TRAM transverse rectus abdominis muscle
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
UC uterine contractions
US ultrasound
Created by: nicoleleeming