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What are the three categories of organs in the female reproductive system?
- -Primary organs
- -Internal accessory parts
- -External parts
Primary organs are the ____.
What do ovaries produce?
- -female sex cells or egg cells
- -certain female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.
Internal accessory parts include? (4)
- -fallopian tubes
Labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule, & vestibular glands (bartholin's glands) are known as ____ ____
- external parts.
- *note* :as a group these structures compose the vulva
The ____ are solid, ovoid structures about the size and shape of unshelled almonds and are located on the ____ ____ of the ____ cavity (one on either side).
- lateral walls
Lymphatic drainage of the ovaries goes almost exclusively to the ____ ____ ____.
periaortic lymph nodes (lumbar chain of nodes)
Each ovary is attached to several ____ that help to hold it in position.
What is the largest ligament formed by a fold of peritoneum?
The broad ligament is attached to the ____ ____ and ____.
At the ovaries upper end, it is held together by a small fold of peritoneum called the ____ ____.
The sensory ligament contains the ____ ____ ____ and ____.
- ovarian blood vessels
What is the flattened band of tissue within the broad ligament ?
____ ____connects the upper end of the uterus to the ____ wall.
What is another name for uterine tubes?
fallopian tubes or oviducts
The function of the uterine tubes is to convey ____ ____ towards the uterus and are suspended by portions of the ____ ____.
The uterine tube ____ to form a funnel shaped ____ which partially encircles the ____.
The infundibulum bears a number of ____, ____ extensions, called ____.
The ____ generally does not touch the ovary, the ____ are connected directly to it.
Transport of the egg from the ovary to the uterus is facilitated by the ____ ____ by ____, which ____ the egg toward the ____. ____ contractions help force the egg along.
- uterine tube
- Muscular (peristaltic)
What is the function of the uterus?
to receive the embryo and to sustain its life during development.
What is a hollow, muscular organ, shaped somewhat like an inverted pear?