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Reproductive Terms

A&P CH19 Reproductive Systems Clinical Terms

amenorrhea absence of menstrual flow, usually due to a disturbance in hormonal concentrations
conization surgical removal of a cone of tissue from the cervix for examination
curettage surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrium of the uterus is scraped (commonly called a D&C for dilation and curettage
dysmenorrhea painful menstruation
endometriosis tissue similar to the inner lining of the uterus occurring within the pelvic cavity
endometritis inflammation of the uterine lining
epididymitis inflammation of the epididymis
hematometra accumulation of menstrual blood within the uterine cavity
hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus
mastitis inflammation of a mammary gland
oophorectomy surgical removal of an ovary
oophoritis inflammation of an ovary
orchiectomy surgical removal of a testis
orchitis inflammation of a testis
prostatectomy surgical removal of a portion or all of the prostate gland
prostatitis inflammation of the prostate gland
salpingectomy surgical removal of a uterine tube
vaginitis inflammation of the vaginal lining
varicocele distension of the veins within the spermatic cord