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medical term c17

haney medterm c17-18

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Describe an aspiration biopsy. an invasive procedure in which a needle is inserted into an area of the body such as the breast to withdraw a tissue or fluid sample for microscopic examination and diagnosis.
Describe a breast self-examination. a procedure in which the woman examines her breasts and surrounding tissue for evidence of any changes that could indicate the possibility of malignancy.
What is a colposcopy? visual examination of the vagina and cervix with a colposcope
what is conization? surgical removal of a cone shaped segment of the cervix for diagnosis.
what is cyrosurgery? destruction of tissue by rapid freezing.
what is culdocentesis? the surgical puncture through the posterior wall of the vagina into the cul-de-sac to withdraw intraperitoneal fluid for examination.
what is dilatation and curettage? widening of the cervical canal with a dilator, followd by scraping the uterin lining with a curet.
what is an endometrial biopsy? an invasive test for obtaining a sample of endometrial tissue with a small curet
what is hysterosalpingography? x-ray of the uterus and the fallopian tubes, by injecting a contrast material into these structures.
what is a laparoscopy? the process of viewing the abdominal cavity with a laparoscope.
What is a mammography? the process of examining with x-ray the soft tissue of the breast to detect various benign and/or malignant growths before they can be felt.
What is a pelvic ultrasound? a noninvasive procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to examine the abdomen and pelvis.
What is pelvimetry? the process of measuring the female pelvis manually or by x-ray to determine its adequacy for childbearing.
AB MEANS? ABORTION
C.I.S. MEANS? CARCINOMA IN SITU
Cx MEANS? CERVIX
D&C MEANS? DILATATION AND CURETTAGE
E.C.C MEANS? ENDOCERVICAL CURETTAGE
E.M.B. MEANS? ENDOMETRIAL BIOPSY
E.R.T. MEANS? ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY
GYN MEANS? GYNECOLOGY
H.S.G MEANS? HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAPHY
IUD MEANS? INTRAUTERIN DEVICE
L.H. MEANS? LUTEINIZING HORMONE
LMP MEANS? LAST MENSTRUAL PERIOD
Path MEANS? PATHOLOGY
P.I.D. MEANS? PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
PMS MEANS? PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME
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