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Ch.8-Vocabulary

The Language of Medicine-8th Edition

QuestionAnswer
fetus Stage in prenatal development from 6 to 39 weeks
Fimbriae finger or fringe like projections at the end of the fallopian tube
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) Secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate maturation of the egg cell
Gamete Male or Female sexual reproductive cell; sperm cell or ovum
Genitalia Reproductive organs
Gestation Period from fertilization of the ovum to birth
Gonad Female or male reproductive organ that produces sex cells and hormones
gynecology study of the female reproductive organs including the breast
human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) Hormone produced by the placenta to sustain pregnancy by stimulating the mothers ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone
Hymen Mucous membrane partially or completely covering the opening to the vagina.
Labia lips of the vagina;
lacteriferous ducts tubes that carry milk within the breast
luteinizing hormone (LH) Hormone produced by the pituitary gland; promotes ovulation
mammary papilla nipple of the breast
menarche beginning of the first menstrual period during puberty
Created by: fergy