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Reproduction

TermDefinition
Progesterone It can prevent changes in the uterus in women taking estrogen after menopause. It can also treat menstrual periods that have stopped before menopause.
Estrogen steroid hormones which promote the development and maintenance of female characteristics of the body.
Ovulation discharge of ova or ovules from the ovary.
Implantation the action of implanting or state of being implanted.
Uterus the organ in the lower body of a woman or female mammal where offspring are conceived and in which they gestate before birth; the womb.
Cervix the narrow passage forming the lower end of the uterus.
Vagina the muscular tube leading from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women and most female mammals.
Testosterone a steroid hormone that stimulates development of male secondary sexual characteristics, produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex.
Fetus an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.
Vas deferens the duct which conveys sperm from the testicle to the urethra.
Semen the male reproductive fluid, containing spermatozoa in suspension.
Fallopian tube (in a female mammal) either of a pair of tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus.
Epidydimis a system of ductules that emerges posteriorly from the testis, holds sperm during maturation
placenta a flattened circular organ in the uterus of pregnant eutherian mammals, nourishing and maintaining the fetus through the umbilical cord.
menopause the ceasing of menstruation.
Menstruation the process in a woman of discharging blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy.
cleavage cell division, especially of a fertilized egg cell.
Differentiation the action or process of differentiating.
Gestation he process of carrying or being carried in the womb between conception and birth.
Embryo an unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development, in particular a human offspring during the period from approximately the second to the eighth week after fertilization (after which it is usually termed a fetus).
Created by: Jpadilla