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Ch 13 S Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

amenorrhea no menstruation
colpostenosis narrowing of the vaginal opening
dysmenorrhea painful menstruation
dyspareunia painful sexual intercourse
gynecomastia development of breast tissue in males
hysteralgia pain in the uterus
hysterodynia pain in the uterus
leukorrhea white vaginal discharge
mastalgia breast pain
mastoptosis downward displacement (drooping) of the breast
menorrhagia excessive menstrual flow
menorrhalgia painful menstruation
metromenorrhalgia excessive menstrual bleeding at irregular intervals
metorrhagia menstrual bleeding at irregular times
oligomenorrhea infrequent or light menstrual periods
ovaralgia pain of the ovaries
ovarialgia pain of the ovaries
perineocele hernia in the perineal region
polymenorrhea menstrual periods occurring with greater than normal frequency
vaginodynia vaginal pain
vulvodynia pain in the vulva
amniorrhea discharge of amniotic fluid
amniorrhexis rupture of the amniotic sac
Braxton Hicks contraction sporadic contractions of the uterine muscles of women not in labor
contraction shortening or tightening of a muscle; during labor, the uterine muscles contract
Created by: DarrinWan