Med Terms IPPE3

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Med Terms IPPE3
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  1. Aperture
    An opening or orifice
  2. Canal
    The musculomembranous digestive tube extending from mouth to anus
  3. Canal
    In the female from the vulva to the cervix uteri that receives the penis in copulation
  4. Cavity
    A hollow place or space, or a potential space, within the body or one of its organs
  5. Constriction
    Making something narrow, to contract, or close an opening
  6. Dilatation
    Stretched beyond normal dimensions, the widening of something
  7. Dilation
    Expansion; Opening
  8. Foramen
    A natural opening or passage, especially one into or through a bone
  9. Hiatus
    A gap; cleft, or opening
  10. Introitus
    Opening or entrance to a canal or cavity such as the vagina
  11. Lumen
    Opening within a hollow tube or organ
  12. Meatus
    Urinary passage or opening
  13. Orifice
    Any orifice, such as the anal orifice
  14. Os
    Mouth opening; os uteri: mouth of the uterus, or cervix
  15. Patent
    Adjective, meaning open or not plugged in, as in "the tube is patent"
  16. Perforation
    A hole in something, e.g., perforation of the stomach wall by gastic ulcer
  17. Stoma
    Artificial opening established by colostomy, ileostomy and tracheostomy
  18. Ventricle
    A small cavity or chamber, as in the brain or heart

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