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MrsC Med Term Chap

MrsC Med Term Chap 8 Female Reproductive

Amenorrhea No menstrual flow
Amniocentesis Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the amnion.
amniotic fluid Fluid that is contained within the amnionic sac
anovulatory Ovulation does not occur; ovum is not released from the ovary.
cephalic version Turning of the head of the fetus toward the cervix
chorionic Pertaining to the chorion
colposcopy Visual examination of the vagina
culdocentesis Surgical puncture of the cul-de-sac
dysmenorrhea Pain during menstruation
dyspareunia Painful sexual intercourse
dystocia Difficult, painful labor and delivery
endocervicitis Inflammation of the inner lining of the cervix
endometritis Inflammation of the inner lining of the uterus
episiotomy Incision of the vulva (perineum)
galactorrhea Discharge of milk (abnormal amount)
gynecomastia Condition of female breasts (enlarged) in a male
hysterectomy Removal of the uterus
hysteroscopy Visual examination of the uterus (endoscopic)if becomes yellow
intrauterine device Object that is placed within the uterus as a contraceptive device
involution of the uterus The uterus returns to its normal nonpregnant size
lactation Secretion of milk
leukorrhea Discharge of white vaginal secretion, which is normal or a sign of infection
mammary Pertaining to the breast
mammoplasty Surgical repair of the breast
mastectomy Removal of a breast
mastitis Inflammation of a breast
menarche Beginning of the first menstrual period.
Menometrorrhagia Excessive uterine bleeding at and between menstrual periods
Menorrhagia Excessive discharge of blood during menstruation
Menorrhea Menstrual discharge
Metrorrhagia Excessive discharge of blood from the uterus (between menstrual periods)
Multigravida Woman who has had more than one pregnancy
Multipara Woman who has had many births (deliveries)
Myomectomy Removal of a muscle tumor (fibroid)
Myometrium Muscle layer lining the uterus
Neonatal Pertaining to newborn
Nulligravida Woman who has not had any pregnancies
Nullipara Woman who has not had any vaginal births
Obstetrics Field of medicine dealing with pregnancy and delivery of the newborn
Oligomenorrhea Scanty menstrual flow
Oocyte Immature ovum
Oogenesis- Production of eggs (egg cells)
Oophorectomy Removal of an ovary
Oophoritis Inflammation of an ovary
Ovarian Pertaining to an ovary
Ovum An egg cell
Oxytocia Rapid labor and delivery
Perineorrhaphy Suture of the perineum
Prenatal Pertaining to before birth
Primigravida Woman who is in her first pregnancy
Primipara Woman who has had or is giving birth to her first child
Primiparous Pertaining to a woman who has delivered her first child
Pseudocyesis False pregnancy
Pyosalpinx Pus in the fallopian tube
Retroversion The uterus is abnormally turned backward
Salpingectomy Removal of the fallopian (uterine) tube
uterine prolapse Sagging or falling of the uterus into the vagina
vaginal orifice Opening of the vagina to the outside of the body
vaginitis Inflammation of the vagina
vulvovaginitis Inflammation of the vagina and vulva
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