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Female Reproductive


AB abortion
AFP alpha-fetoprotein--high levels in amniotic fluid of fetus or maternal serum indicate increased risk of neurologic birth defects in the infant.
BSE breast self-examination
BRCA1 BRCA2 breast cancer 1 and 2 -- genetic mutations associated with increased risk for breast cancer.
CA-125 protein marker elevated in ovarian cancer (normal range of values is 0 to 35 U/mL
C-section, CS cesarean section
CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CIS carcinoma in situ
CVS chorionic villus sampling
Cx cervix
DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ; a precancerous breast lesion that indicates a higher risk for invasive ductal breast cancer
D&C dilation (dilatation) and curettage
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
FHR fetal heart rate
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
G gravida
GnRH gonadotropin-releasing hormone--secreted by the hypothalamus to stimulate release of FSH and LH from the pituitary gland
GYN gynecology
hCG or HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HDN hemolytic disease of the newborn
HPV human papillomavirus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingography
IUD intrauterine device contraceptive
IVF in vitro fertilization
LEEP loop electrocautery excision procedure
LH luteinizing hormone
LMP last menstrule period
multip multipara; multiparous
OB obstetrics
para 2-0-1-2 a woman's reproductive history; 2full-term infants, 0 preterm, 1 abortion, and 2 living children
pap test test for cervical or vaginal cancer
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMS premenstrual syndrome
primip primipara; primiparous
SLN biopsy or SNB sentinel lymph node biopsy--blue dye or a radioisotope (or both) identifies the first lymph node draining the breast lymphatics
TAH-BSO total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
UAE uterine artery embolization
VH vaginal hysterectomy
Created by: MamaTurtle67