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Douglas Cul-de-sac is also known as Rectouterine Pouch
Menarche (menarcheal) The beginning of the first menstrual cycle
Menopause Cessation of menstruation due to hormone (Estrogen)insufficiency
Pap Test or Pap Smear A cervical cytology test
Speculun instrument for opening a body cavity to allow visual examination
Areola Dark pigmented area around each papilla
Anteflexion forward position the normal uterus should be situated
Patent or Patency Open
Simple of total mastectomy Excision of breast tissue and Papilla
Modified radical mastectomy Excision of breast tissue, papilla, and lymph nodes
Halstead or radical mastectomy Excision of breast tissue, papilla, lymph nodes, and underlying muscle.
Mammoplasty designed to enhance the size of the breast is called Breast Augmentation.
Predispostion means Tendency
Palpation Feel
Ejaculation ejection of semen and sperm form the male urethral meatus.
The layperson would call a bilateral orchiectiomy a Castration
Epispadia Urethral orifice is on the topside of the penis
Hypospadia Urethral meatus is on the underside of the penis.
Phimosis narrowing of the preputial orifice
Ovaries are bilateral organs that produce Ova and Estrogen.
Fundus Superior portion of the uterus
Created by: Shawanna Frazier