CNA Chapter 17 Vocabulary

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CNA Chapter 17 Vocabulary
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2012-10-19 20:23:55
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CNA Nursing Assisting Hartman 3rd Edition
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The Reproductive System
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  1. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
    a disorder that can occur in men as they age, in which the prostate becomes enlarged and causes problems with urination and/or emptying the bladder
  2. Cervical Cancer
    a form of female reproductive cancer that begins in the cervix; can occur at any age and has few symptoms
  3. Chlamydia
    a sexually-transmitted infection caused by  bateria
  4. Endometrial Cancer
    a form of reproductive cancer that begins in the uterus; symptoms include vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain
  5. Genital Herpes
    a sexually-transmitted, incurable infection caused by herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2)
  6. Glands
    structures in the body that produce substance
  7. Gonads
    the male and female sexual reproductive glands
  8. Gonorrhea
    a sexually-transmitted infection cause by bacteria
  9. Hormones
    chemical substances produced by the body that control numerous body functions
  10. Impotence
    the inability to have and maintain a penile erection
  11. Menopause
    the end of menstruation
  12. Menstruation
    the shedding of the lining of the uterus that occurs approximately every 28 days; also known as the menstrual cycle or period
  13. Ovarian Cancer
    a form of female reproductive cancer that begins in the ovaries; can occur at any age and has few symptoms
  14. Ovum
    female sex cell or egg
  15. Prostate Cancer
    a form of male reproductive cancer that begins in the prostate gland; usually occurs in older men, and symptoms include urinating during the night, weak flow of urine, painful urination, blood in urine, & problems maintaining an erection
  16. Sexually-Transmitted Infections (STIs)
    infections caused by sexual contact with infected people; signs and symptoims are not always apparent
  17. Sperm
    male sex cells
  18. Syphilis
    a sexuall-transmitted infection caused by bacteria
  19. Testicular Cancer
    a form of male reproductive cancer that begins in the testes
  20. Trichomoniasis
    a sexually-transmitted infection caused by protozoa (single-celled animals)
  21. Vaginal Irrigation
    a rinsing of the vagina in order to clean the vaginal tract or to introduce medication into the vagina; also called a douche
  22. Vaginitis
    an inflammation of the vagina; symptoms include vaginal discharge, itching and pain

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