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Chapter 9

Obstetrics and Neonatology

gamete mature germ cell
ovulation expulsion of a mature ovum from an ovary
conception, or fertilization beginning of pregnancy, when the sperm enters the ovum
zygote cell formed by the union of the sperm and the ovum
embryo unborn offspring in the stage of development from implantation of the zygote to the end of the eighth week of pregnancy
fetus unborn offspring from the beginning of the ninth week of pregnancy until birth
gestation, pregnancy development of a new individual from conception to birth
implantation embedding of the zygote in the uterine lining
placenta, or afterbirth a structure that grows on the wall of the uterus during pregnancy and allows for nourishment of the unborn child
amniotic, or amnionic, sac membranous bag that surrounds the fetus before delivery
chorion outermost layer of the fetal membrane
amnion innermost layer of the fetal membrane
amniotic, or amnionic, fluid fluid within the amniotic sac, which surrounds the fetus
amni/o, amnion/o amnion, amniotic fluid
chori/o chorion
embry/o embryo, to be full
fet/o, fet/i fetus, unborn child
gravid/o pregnancy
lact/o milk
nat/o birth
omphal/o umbilicus, navel
par/o, part/o bear, give birth to, labor, childbirth
puerper/o childbirth
cephal/o head
esophag/o esophagus
pelv/o, pelv/i pelvic bone, pelvis
prim/i first
pseudo/o false
pylor/o pylorus
terat/o malformations
ante-, pre- before
micro- small
multi- many
nulli- none
post- after
-amnios amnion, amniotic fluid
-cyesis pregnancy
-e noun suffix, no meaning
-is noun suffix, no meaning
-rrhexis rupture
-tocia birth, labor
-um no meaning
-us no meaning
embryotocia birth of an embryo, miscarriage
eclampsia severe complication and progression of preeclampsia characterized by convulsion
preeclampsia abnormal condition encountered during pregnancy or shortly after delivery characterized by high blood pressure, edema, ect.,, but with no convulsions
microcephalous small head
omphalitis inflammation of the umbilicus
respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) respiratory complication in the newborn, especially in premature infants
spina bifida congenital defect in the vertebral column caused by the failure of the vertebral arch to close.
pelvic sonography pertaining to the pelvis, process of the recording sound
gravida pregnant (woman)
intrapartum within labor and childbirth
para birth
puerperal pertaining to childbirth
teratogen producing malformations
cesarean section (CS, C-section) birth of a fetus through an incision in the mothers abdomen and uterus
lochia vaginal discharge after birth
quickening first feeling of movement of the fetus in utero by the pregnant woman
CS, C-section cesarean section
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
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