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Female Reprod System

Ovaries The female reproductive glands that hold the female eggs and produce estrogen and progesterone, the female reproductive hormones
Estrogen and progesterone The female hormones
Follicle A tiny capsule (incasement) in the ovary in which the egg develops and matures
Egg, ova, ovum The female sex cell
Ovulation The release of the mature egg from the ovary and the time when the female is most able to get pregnant. It occurs in the middle of her cycle
Menopause Usually occurs when the female is 50-55 years old. All follicles will breakdown and the female no longer ovulates or menstruates
Oopherectomy The surgical removal of the ovaries usually because of cancer
Fallopian Tubes Two tubes, that attach each of the ovaries to the uterus. The cilia will push the egg through to the uterus within 4-6 days.
Upper Third The part of the fallopian tube where the egg is most often fertilized
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease- a blockage of the fallopian, leading to sterility in the female, usually caused by an untreated baterial infection like clamydia or gonorrhea
Tubal Ligation The cutting and tying of the fallopain tube permantly sterilizing the female
Ectopic or Tubal Pregnancy When the fertilized egg IMPLANTS OUTSIDE of the uterus
Uterus The female organ where the fetus develops and can stretch to hold a 21 inch long and eight pound baby.
Created by: norma peck