Intro. To Health Science -- Year Review -- Reproduction

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Intro. To Health Science -- Year Review -- Reproduction
2013-05-15 15:55:09

Reproduction Vocabulary
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  1. Amenorrhea?
    Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation
  2. Andrology?
    the branch of medicine concerned with diseases in men
  3. Colporrhaphy?
    suture (repair) of the vagina
  4. Ectopic?
    An abnormal location or position of an organ or body part, occurring congenitally or as the result of an injury
  5. Embryo?
    An organism in its early stages of development, especially before it has reached a distinctively recognizable form
  6. Fertilization?
    union of the gametes inside the body of the female
  7. Fetus?
    The term used to describe a developing human infant from approximately the third month of pregnancy until delivery
  8. Gametes?
    A reproductive cell
  9. Gonads?
    Glands that make sex hormones and reproductive cells
  10. Gynecology?
    the branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the genital tract in women
  11. Implantation?
    The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining
  12. Ovum?
    the female reproductive cell
  13. Puberty?
    period of human development during which physical growth and sexual maturation occurs
  14. Spermatozoa?
    The part of the semen that is generative—can cause fertilization of the female ovum.
  15. Testosterone?
    a potent steroid hormone secreted mainly by the testes
  16. Benign?
    no danger to health, harmless, not cancerous