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Ch 8- Procedures

The Language of Medicine- 8th Edition

cryosurgery use of cold temperatures to destroy tissue
culdocentesis needle aspiration of fluid from the cul-de-sac
dilation and curettage (D&C) widening of the cervix and scraping the endometrium of the uterus
exenteration removal of internal organs
laparoscopy visual examination of the abdominal cavity using an endoscope (laparoscope)
tubal ligation blocking the fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization from occuring
abortion spontaneous or induced termination of pregnancy before the embro or fetus can exist on its own
amniocentesis needle puncture of the amniotic sac to withdraw amniotic fluid for analysis
cesarean section surgical incision of the abdominal wall and uterus to deliver a fetus
chorionic villus sampling sampling of placental tissues (chorionic villi) for prenatal diagnosis
fetal monitoring continuous recording of the fetal heart rate and maternal uterine contractions to reduce fetal distress during labor
in vitro fertilization (IVF) egg and sperm cells are combined outside the body in a laboratory dish to facilitate fertilization
pelvimetry measurement of the dimensions of the maternal pelvis
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