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Female RD Exam

TermDefinition
ovaries Almond-shaped glands
uterine fibroids Benign uterine tumours
pregnancy Condition in which a fertilized ovum develops in the uterus
Pap test (smear) Detects abnormal cells in the cervix and vagina
conization Excision of a cone-shaped piece of tissue
lumpectomy Excision of a small primary breast tumour
masectomy Excision of the entire breast
pseudocyesis False pregnancy
galactorrhea Flow of milk
cryosurgery Freezing tissue to destroy cells
sterility Inability to become pregnant
oxytocics Increases strength and frequency of contractions
cervicitis Inflammation of the cervix
vaginitis Inflammation of the vagina
gestation Length of time from conception to birth
choriocarcinoma Malignant neoplasm of the uterus
pelvimetry Measurement of the pelvis
ecclampsia Most serious form of toxemia
os Mouth or opening
vagina Muscular tube from the cervix to the outside of the body
gynecologist One who specialized in the study of the female
uterus Organ that contains and nourishes the embryo from the time of fertilization until birth
dyspareunia Pain during sexual intercourse
placenta previa Placenta is attached near the cervix
abruptio placentae Premature separation of the placenta
tubal ligation Procedure that ties fallopian tubes
lactation Production of milk
mammography Radiographic exam of the breasts
HSG Radiography of the uterus and uterine tubes
kernicterus Serious condition involving mental retardation, jaundice and brain damage
prupritus vulvae Severe itching of the female genitalia
colpocleisis Surgical closure of the vagina
mammoplasty Surgical reconstruction of the best
colporrhapy Suture of the vagina
cerlage Suturing of the cervix
prostaglandins Terminate pregnancy
abortion Termination of pregnancy
menopause The end of menstruation for the remainder of a woman's life
estrogens Treat symptoms of menopause through HRT
antifungals Treat vaginal yeast infections
laparoscopy Visual exam of the abdominal cavity
colposcopy Visual exam of the vagina and cervix
leukorrhea White vaginal discharge
D&C Widening the cervix and scraping the uterus
nullipara Woman who has never produced a viable offspring
Created by: Jessica Longboat
 

 



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