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MDA 141 Terms

TermDefinition
Nulli Never pregnant
Gravida A pregnant women
Para Along side, near, apart
Erythrocyte A red blood cell
Hematopoiesis Blood cell production
Leukopenia Diminished numbers of leukocytes
Thrombocyte Platelets in the blood
Hysterosalpingoophorectomy Removal of uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries of hemo.
Anemia Having less than normal quantity
Menorrhagia Excessive bleeding during menstruation
Angioplasty Procedure used to widen vessels narrowed by stenosis or occlusions
Enuresis Bed wetting
Phagocytosis The engulfing of microorganisms or other cells and foreign particles
Menopause The end of menstruation
Hemolysis Rupture of erythrocytes with release of hemoglobin into the plasma
Microthrombus A small thrombus located in a capillary or other small blood vessel
Hemoglobin Main functional constituent of the red blood cell
Mastitis Inflammation of a mammary gland or udder
Hysterectomy Surgical removal of part or all of the uterus
Biology The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution,etc
Orchiectomy Surgical removal of one or both testes
Vaginoplasty Reconstruction of the vagina (surgical procedure)
Colposcopy Procedure to examine, magnified view of the cervix and the tissues of the vagina and vulva
Endometriosis A disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus (endometrium) grows outside it
Menorrhea Menstrual flow
Rectocele Herniation of the rectum into the vaginal area
Cystocele Herniation of the urinary bladder into the vagina
Dilation & curettage (D&C A surgical procedure in which the cervix is expanded using a dilator and the uterine lining scraped with a curette
Menorrhagia excessive bleeding during menses
Metrorrhagia irregular bleeding at times other than menses
Polymenorrhea abnormally frequent menses
Postmenopausal bleeding bleeding after menopause that is not associated with tumor, inflammation, or pregnancy
Menarche a girl begins menses
Braxton- Hicks enlargement of the uterus
Chadwick sign formation of a mucous
Goodell sign bluish violet color (increased vascularity of the cervix and vagina)
human chronic gonadotropin (HCG) maternal urine or blood
Lochia rubra blood- tinged discharge within 6 days of delivery
Lochia serosa thin, brownish discharge lasting about 3 to 4 days
Lochia alba white postpartum discharge
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