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Medical Terminology

Chapter 8 - Female Reproductive System - Pathology

endometriosis endometrial tissue located outside the uterus.
ovarian cysts collection of fluid within a sac in the ovary
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) inflammation and infection of organs in the pelvic region
breast cancer malignant tumor of the breast
abruptio placentae premature separation of the implanted placenta
placenta previa implantation of the placenta over the cervix opening or in the lower region of the uterus
ectopic pregnancy implantation of the fertilized egg in any site other than the normal uterine location
preeclampsia abnormal condition associated with pregnancy, marked by high blood pressure, proteinuria, edema and headache
down syndrome chromosomal abnormality results in a mental retardation, retarded growth, a flat face with short nose, low-set ears, and slanted eyes
hydrocephalus accumulation of fluid in the spaces of the brain (stops development)
meconium aspiration syndrome abnormal inhalation of meconium produced by the fetus
pyloric stenosis narrowing of the opening of the stomach to the duodenum
Created by: KariTansowny