MA 161

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  1. embryo
    stage in prenatal development from 2 to 8 weeks
  2. fertilization
    union of the sperm cell and ovum from which the embryo develops
  3. fetus
    stage in prenatal development from 8 to 39 or 40 weeks.
  4. gonad
    female or male reproductive organ that produces sex cells and hormones; ovary or testis
  5. menarche
    beginning of the first menstrual period and ability to reproduce
  6. menopause
    gradual ending of menstruation
  7. menstruation
    monthly shedding of the uterine lining. THe flow of blood and tissue normally discharged during menstruation is called the meses (Latin mensis means month)
  8. ovulation
    release of the ovum from the ovary
  9. parturition
    act of giving birth
  10. puberty
    point in the life cycle at which secondary sex characteristics appear and gametes are produced
  11. zygote
    stage in prenatal development from fertilization and implantation to 2 weeks
  12. cervicitis
    inflammation of the cervix
  13. carcinoma of the endometrium (endometrial cancer)
    malignant tumor of the uterus (adenocarcinoma)
  14. fibroids
    benign tumors in the uterus
  15. ovarian cysts
    collections of fluid within a sac (cyst) in the ovary
  16. carcinoma of the breast (breast cancer)
    malignant tumor of the breast (arising from milk glands and ducts).
  17. fibrocystic disease
    numerous small sacs of fibrous connective tissue and fluid in the breast.
  18. multiple gestation
    more than one fetus inside the uterus
  19. Pap test (Pap smear)
    microscopic examination of stained cells removed from the vagina and cervix.
  20. mammography
    x-ray imaging of the breast.
  21. cauterization
    destruction of tissue by burning
  22. conization
    removal of a cone-shaped section (cone biopsy) of the cervix.
  23. dilation (dilatation) and curettage (D&C)
    widening the cervix and scraping off the endometrial lining of the uterus.
  24. amniocentesis
    needle puncture of the amniotic sac to withdraw amniotic fluid for analysis.
  25. Cesarean section
    surgical insion of the abdominal wall and uterus to deliver a fetus.
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MA 161
2011-07-20 08:36:09
Female Reproductive System Scantron Words

Ch. 8 Female Reproductive System Scantron Words
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