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MedCon 17

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Bimanual examination an examination in which the physician places one hand on the abdomen and inserts fingers of the other hand into the vagina to feel the female organs between the two hands
Carcinoma in situ atypical cells residing in the epithelial layer of tissue, not having broken through the basement membrane and invading other local tissues
Cervicitis inflammation of the cervix
Chancre a painless, highly contagious lesion occurring in the primary stage of syphilis
Cryptorchidism undescended testicle
Cystoscopy an invasive procedure to look into the urethra and bladder by using a lighted scope
Cytologic pertaining to cytology
Digital rectal examination a manual examination in which the physician feels the prostate for abnormal enlargement (hypertrophy or hyperplasia) and tumors,
Dilatation and curettage (D&C) a procedure that involves a dilation of the cervix (dilatation) and scraping (curettage) of the uterine endometrial tissue; commonly performed for abnormal uterine bleeding and following a spontaneous abortion
Dysmenorrhea pain in menstrual periods
Dysparenunia painful sexual intercourse
Dysuria difficulty or pain with urination
Eclampsia a condition of pregnancy characterized by all the symptoms of toxemia or preeclampsia plus the symptoms of convulsions
Ectopic out of normal place
Endometritis inflammation of the uterus lining
Florescent treponemal antibody absorption test (FTA-ABS) an indirect fluorescent antibody test used to confirm a diagnosis of syphilis
Gumma a characteristic soft, gummy lesion caused by bacteria that invade organs throughout the body; found in the tertiary stage of syphilis
Hysterosalpingogram an X-ray picture of the uterus and fallopian tubes
Impotent inability in the male to achieve or maintain a penile erection
Laparoscopy looking inside the abdominal cavity with a lighted scope; commonly used to view the female organs for abnormalities, diagnose endometriosis and perform a tubal ligation
Leukorrhea a white, usually foul
Mammography a procedure of taking an X-ray picture of breast tissue
Mammoplasty a surgical procedure that involves reconstruction of the breast with plastic surgery and prosthetic breast implants
Mastectomy surgical removal of the breast
Multiparity multiple births
Nocturia excessive voiding at night
Oophoritis the study of tumors
Orchiectomy removal of the testicle(s)
Panhysterectomy the surgical removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus
Phimosis abnormally tight foreskin of the penis
Preeclampsia the development of hypertension with proteinuria and/or edema due to pregnancy; also called toxemia
Primigravid the term used to describe a female who is pregnant with her first child
Prophylactic something that works to prevent
Puerperal relating to childbirth
Pyruia pus in the urine
Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) a blood test for symphilis
Salpingitis inflammation of the fallopian tube
Septicemia a systemic disease caused by the spread of microorganisms in the blood; also called blood poisoning
Sterility inability to conceive. In the female, an inability to become pregnant. In the male, an inability to impregnate a female often related to sperm quality or quantity
Trichomonas a parasitic protozoan that commonly infects the vagina and causes trichomoniasis
Created by: jillcyr