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Stacey LaBranche - Medical Terminology for Healthcare CH14 CSA

LLETZ Large-Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone
Tocolytic Agent Drug used to stop labor contractions
Oxytocin A hormone released by the posterior pituitary that stimulates uterine contractions during childbirth and milk ejection during breastfeeding
Version Manual method for reversing the position of the fetus, usually done to facilitate delivery
Episiotomy Surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
Obstetric Sonogram Ultrasound image of the pregnant uterus to determine fetal development
Pelvic Sonography Ultrasound imaging of the female pelvis
Pelvimetry Obstetric measurement of the pelvis to evaluate proper conditions for vaginal delivery
Fetal Monitoring Use of an electronic device for simulations recording of fetal heart rate and uterine contractions
Amniocentesis Aspiration of a small amount of amniotic fluid for analysis of possible fetal abnormalities
Placenta Previa Displaced attachment of the placenta in the lower region of the uterine cavity
Eclampsia True toxemia of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, albuminuria, edema of the legs and feet, severe headaches, dizziness, convulsions, and coma
Threatened Abortion Bleeding with the threat of miscarriage
Missed Abortion Death of a fetus or embryo within the uterus that is not naturally expelled after death
Habitual Abortion Spontaneous abortion occurring in three or more consecutive pregnancies
Macrosomia Large-bodied baby commonly seen in diabetic pregnancies
Meconium Staining Presence of meconium in amniotic fluid
Cervical Effacement Progressive obliteration of the endocervical canal during delivery
Primigavida First Pregnancy
Contraceptive Injection Injection of a hormone such as Depo-Provers into the body
Radiation Therapy Treatment of neoplastic disease using radiation to deter the proliferation (rapid increase) of malignant cells
Mastopexy Elevation of pendulous breast tissue
Modified Radical Mastectomy Removal of an entire breast and lymph nodes of the axilla
Simple Mastectomy Removal of an entire breast but with the underlying muscle and axillary lymph nodes left intact
Salpingostomy Creation of an opening in the Fallopian tube to open a blockage
Laparoscopic Surgery Surgical procedure within the abdominal or pelvic region using a laparoscope
Abdominal Hysterectomy Removal of the uterus through an incision in the abdomen
Cervical Conization Removal of a cone-shaped portion of the cervix
Hysterosalpingogram X-ray of the uterus and Fallopian tubes using a contrast medium to determine the patency (openness)
Hysteroscopy Use of a hysteroscope to examine the intrauterine cavity for assessment of abnormalities
Excision Biopsy Removal of an entire lesion for microscopic examination
Polymastia Presence of more than two breasts
Gynecomastia Development of mammary glands in the male caused by altered hormone levels
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