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Haney-MTc#13, 2015

gonads ovaries and testes produce ova and sperm as well as hormones necessary for proper functioning of the reproductive organs
gamete a reproductive cell, ovum or spermatozoon
ovum also called a egg, only lives a few days
spermatozoon sperm, also lives only a few days before they die after being discharged into the vagina
ovulation the release of an ovum from the ovary
conception the union of the sperm cell nucleus with an egg cell nucleus
implantation about the seventh day after ovulation, the fertilized ovum attaches to the endometrium
endometrium inner lining of the uterus
zygote the product of fertilization
embryo at the beginning of the third week that the developing offspring is called this
fetus the embryo after the eighth week
fetal pertaining to the fetus
amni/o amnion
chori/o chorion
fet/o fetus
gonad/o gonad
o/o ovum
spermat/o sperm
secundi- second
-blast embryonic or immature
ooblast is an immature ovum
spermatoblast an immature stage in the development of a mature sperm
amniochorionic pertains to the two membranes, amnion and chorion
placenta formed in the embryonic stage, highly vascular structure that nourishes the fetus
progesterone the placenta excretes large amounts of this, is necessary for maintaining the uterus during pregnancy
pregnancy the process of growth and development of a new individual from conception through the embryonic and fetal periods to birth
parturition the birth of the baby
obstetrician specializes in obstetrics the medical specialty that is concerned with the care of the mother and fetus throughout the pregnancy, childbirth, and the time immediately after childbirth
nat/o birth
par/o false
-cyesis pregnancy
-gravida pregnant female
-para woman who has given birth
-tropin that which stimulates
gestation another name for pregnancy
prenatal the time before birth
quickening the first recognizable movements of the fetus in the uterus, occurs at about 18 to 20 weeks in a first pregnancy and slightly sooner in a later pregnancies
extraembryonic membranes surrounds the embryo
amnion one of the extraembryonic membranes
chorion one of the extraembryonic membranes
Created by: mhtgroup



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