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kinn's Chapter 41

TermDefinition
adnexal Pertaining to adjacent or accessory parts.
clitoris A small, elongated erectile body above the urinary meatus at the superior point of the labia minora.
coitus Sexual union between male and female; also called intercourse.
colostrum A thin, yellow, milky fluid secreted by the mammary glands a few days before and after delivery.
dilation The opening of the cervix through the process of labor, measured as 0 to 10 cm dilated.
dilation and curettage (D&C) The widening of the cervix and scraping of the endometrial wall of the uterus.
dysplasia An alteration in cell growth, causing differences in size, shape, and appearance.
effacement The thinning of the cervix during labor, measured in percentages from 0% to 100% effaced.
endocervical curettage The scraping of cells from the wall of the uterus.
fundus The curved, top portion of the uterus; the fundal height can be used as a measurement of fetal growth and estimated gestation.
human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) A hormone secreted by the placenta that is found in the urine of pregnant females.
lymphedema Swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid in soft tissues.
mons pubis The fat pad that covers the symphysis pubis.
multiparous Pertaining to women who have had two or more pregnancies.
myelomeningocele A herniation of a portion of the spinal cord and its meninges that protrudes through a congenital opening in the vertebral column.
nonstress tests (NSTs) Fetal monitoring used in combination with maternal reports of fetal movement to evaluate the fetal heart rate response.
parturition The act or process of giving birth to a child.
stereotactic Pertaining to an x-ray procedure to guide the insertion of a needle into a specific area of the breast.
vulva The external female genitalia, which begins at the mons pubis and terminates at the anus.
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