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chpt 8

Abortion The termination of a pregnancy before the fetus reached the ago of viability (20 weeks).
Adnexal Adjacent.
Amenorrhea The absence of cessation of the menstrual period. Amenorrhea occurs normally before puberty, during pregnancy, and after menopause.
Atypical Deviation from the normal.
Braxton Hicks contractions Inetermitten and irregular painless uterine contractions that occur throughout pregnancy. They occur more frequently towards the end of pregnancy and are sometimes mistaken for true labor pains.
Cervix The lower narrow end of the uterus that opens into the vagina.
Colposcopy Examination of the cervix using a colposcope (a lighted instrument with a magnifying lens).
Cytology The science that deals with the study
Dilation (of the cervix) The stretching of the external os from an opening a few millimeters wide to an opening large enough to allow the passage of an infant.
Dysmenorrhea Pain associated with the menstrual period.
Dyspareunia Pain in the vagina or pelvis experienced by a woman during sexual intercourse.
Dysplasia The growth of abnormal cells. Dysplasia is a precancerous condition that may or may not develop into cancer.
Ectocervix The part of the cervix that projects into the vagina and is lined with stratified squamous epithelium.
EDD Expected date of delivery, or due date.
Effacement The thinning and shortening of the cervical canal from its normal length of to 2 cm to a structure with paper-thin edges in which there is no canal at all. Effacement occurs late in the pregnancy, during labor, or both. The purpose of effacement along wit
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