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Appendix 1 Female

Appendix 1 Body Systems: Female Reproductive

TermDefinition
cervic/o cervix
colp/o vagina
vagin/o vagina
hyster/o uterus
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
metri/o uterus
o/o egg
oophor/o ovary
ovari/o ovary
salping/o fallopian tube
amenorrhea absence of menstrual flow
dysmenorrhea painful menstrual flow
ectopic pregnancy pregnancy that is not in the uterus, usually occurs in the fallopian tube
endometriosis tissue from the inner lining of the uterus is found abnormally in other pelvic or abdominal locations
fibroids benign tumors in the uterus
menorrhagia excessive discharge of blood from the uterus during menstruation
pelvic inflammatory disease inflammation in the region of the pelvis
cauterization heat is used to destroy abnormal tissue
cryosurgery cold temperatures are used to freeze and destroy tissue
dilation and curettage widening of the opening of the cervix and scraping of the lining of the uterus to remove tissue
hysterectomy excision of the uterus either through the abdominal wall or through the vagina
myomectomy surgical removal of fibroid tissue from the uterus
tubal ligation fallopian tubes are tied off and cut to prevent pregnancy
CS cesarean section
D&C dilation and curettage
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
GYN gynecology
HRT hormone replacement therapy
IVF in vitro fertilization
OB obstetrics
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
STI sexually transmitted infections
TAH-BSO total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Created by: amcdoulett
 

 



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