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mod 5 med term ch.9

TermDefinition
amni/o, amnion/o amnion, amniotic fluid
embry/o embryo
fet/o, fet/i fetus, unborn child
gravid/o pregnancy
lact/o milk
nat/o birth
par/o, part/o bear, give birth to, labor, childbirth
puerper/o childbirth
prim/i first
pseud/o false
ante-, pre- before
micro- small
multi- many
nulli- none
post- after
-amnios amnion, amniotic fluid
-rrhexis rupture
hysterorrhexis rupture of the uterus
abortion (AB) termination of pregnancy by the expulsion from the uterus of an embryo or fetus before viability, usually before 20 weeks of gestation
eclampsia severe complication and progression of preeclampsia characterized by convulsion
ectopic pregnancy pregnancy occurring outside the uterus, commonly in the uterine tubes
preeclampsia abnormal condition encountered during pregnancy or shortly after delivery characterized by high blood pressure, edema, and proteinuria, but with no convulsions. Eclampsia is the third most common cause of maternal death in the United States
microcephalus (fetus with a very) small head
episiotomy incision into the vulva
amniocentesis surgical puncture to aspirate amniotic fluid
antepartum before childbirth
gravida pregnant
multigravida many pregnancies
neonatologist physician who studies and treats disorders of the newborn
para birth
postnatal pertaining to after birth
postpartum after childbirth
prenatal pertaining to before birth
primigravida first pregnancy
obstetrics medical specialty dealing with pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium
AB abortion
CS, C-section cesarean section
DOB date of birth
EDD Expected date of delivery
LMP last menstrual period
OB obstetrics
VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean section
Created by: LaMaster86
 

 



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