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Female Term. & Abbre

Female Terminiology and abbreviations

hyster/o, metr/o, uter/o uterus, womb
labi/o lip, labia
mamm/o, mast/o breast
nat/o birth
perine/o perineum
cervic/o cervix uteri, neck
episi/o, vulv/o vulva
gynec/o women, female
lapar/o abdomen
men/o menses, menstruation
oophor/o, ovari/o ovary
ov/o, ov/i egg
salping/o fallopian tubes, oviducts, uterine tubes
-arche beginning
-para to bear (offspring)
-tocia childbirth, labour
-cyesis, -gravida pregnancy
-salpinx fallopian tubes
-version act of turning
dys- bad, painful, difficult
lacti- milk
primi- first
endo- within
multi- many, most
AB; ab abortion; antibody
AI artificial insemination
BSE breast self examination
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
D & C dilation and curettage
DC discharge
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Dx diagnosis
EDC estimated date of confinement
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
FH family history
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
G gravida
GC gonorrhea
GYN gynecology
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingography
HSV herpes simplex virus
IUD intrauterine device
LH luteinizing hormone
LMP last menstrual period
LSO left salpino-oophorectomy
MH marital history
OCP's oral contraceptive pills
Pap papanicolaou's smear
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMP previous mentrual period
PMS premenstrual syndrome
R/O rule out
STI sexually transmitted infection
STD sexually transmitted disease
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TSS toxic shock syndrome
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
VD venereal disease
CS; C section cesarean section
CVS chronic villus sampling
CWP childbirth without pain
DOB date of birth
FECG; FEKG fetal electrocardiogram
FHR fetal heart rate
FHT fetal heart tone
FTND full-term normal delivery
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
IVF-ET in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer
LBW low birth weight
NB newborn
OB obstetrics
Para 1,2,3 unipara, bipara, tripara
UC uterine contractions
XX female sex chromosomes
XY male sex chromosomes
antifungals treat vaginal yeast infection
estrogens treat adverse symptoms of menopause
oral contraceptives prevent pregnancy
oxytocics induce labor at term by increasing the stregth and frequency of uterine contractions
prostaglandins terminate pregnancy
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