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Obstetrics and Neona

Terms related to pregnancy

mature germ cell, either sperm or ovum gamete
expulsion of a mature ovum from an ovary ovulation
fertilization normally occurs in the uterine tubes conception or fertilization
cell formed by the union of the sperm and ovum zygote
unborn offspring in the stage of development from implantation of the zygote to the end of the second month of pregnancy embryo
unborn offspring from beginning of the third month of pregnancy until birth fetus
development of a new individual from conception to birth gestation, pregnancy
duratioon of pregnancy; approximately 9 months gestation period
embedding of the zygote in the uterine lining. implantation
a structure that grows on the wall of the uterus during pregnancy and allows for nourishment of the unborn child placenta or afterbirth
membranous bag that surrounds the fetus before delivery amniotic or amnionic, sac
outermost layer of teh fetal membrance chorion
innermost layer of the fetal membrane amnion
fluid within the amniotic sac, which surrounds the fetus amniotic, or amnionic, fluid
Created by: Gadley