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Female Reproductive System Scantron Words
Ch. 8 Female Reproductive System Scantron Words
stage in prenatal development from 2 to 8 weeks
union of the sperm cell and ovum from which the embryo develops
stage in prenatal development from 8 to 39 or 40 weeks.
female or male reproductive organ that produces sex cells and hormones; ovary or testis
beginning of the first menstrual period and ability to reproduce
gradual ending of 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)
release of the ovum from the ovary
act of giving birth
point in the life cycle at which secondary sex characteristics appear and gametes are produced
stage in prenatal development from fertilization and implantation to 2 weeks
inflammation of the cervix
carcinoma of the endometrium (endometrial cancer)
malignant tumor of the uterus (adenocarcinoma)
benign tumors in the uterus
collections of fluid within a sac (cyst) in the ovary
carcinoma of the breast (breast cancer)
malignant tumor of the breast (arising from milk glands and ducts).
numerous small sacs of fibrous connective tissue and fluid in the breast.
more than one fetus inside the uterus
Pap test (Pap smear)
microscopic examination of stained cells removed from the vagina and cervix.
x-ray imaging of the breast.
destruction of tissue by burning
removal of a cone-shaped section (cone biopsy) of the cervix.
dilation (dilatation) and curettage (D&C)
widening the cervix and scraping off the endometrial lining of the uterus.
needle puncture of the amniotic sac to withdraw amniotic fluid for analysis.
surgical insion of the abdominal wall and uterus to deliver a fetus.