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Female Reproductive System - Q – Gynecologic Therapeutic Terms & A – Meaning

chemotherapy treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy selected cells or impair their ability to reproduce
radiation therapy treatment of neoplastic disease using radiation to deter the proliferation of malignant cells
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use of a hormone (e.g., estrogen or progesterone) to replace a deficiency or to regulate production
hormonal contraceptives hormones used to prevent conception by suppressing ovulation
oral contraceptive pill (OCP) birth control pill
contraceptive injection injection of a contraceptive hormone (e.g., Depo-Provera) into the body
contraceptive implant insertion of a contraceptive capsule under the skin to provide a continual infusion over an extended period
barrier contraceptives products that provide a physical barrier to prevent conception (e.g., condoms or diaphragms)
intrauterine device (IUD) contraceptive device inserted into the uterus that prevents implantation of a fertilized egg
spermicidals creams, jellies, lotions, or foams containing agents that kill sperm (cid/o = to kill)
Created by: shachi.pandit