Chapter 17: Female Reproductive System; Anatomical Terms

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  1. uterus
    womb; pear-shaped organ in the pelvic cavity in which the emberyo develops
  2. fundus
    upper portion of the uterus above the entry to the uterine tubes
  3. endometrium
    lining of the uterus that is shed approximatly every 28-30 days in the nonpregnant female during menstruation
  4. myometrium
    muscular wall of the uterus
  5. uterine or fallopian tubes
    tubes extendeding from each side of the uterus toward the ovary that provide a passage for ova to the uterus
  6. adnexa
    uterine tubes and ovaries (uterine appendages)
  7. right uterine appendage
    right tube and ovary
  8. left uterine appendage
    left tube and ovary
  9. ovary
    one of two glands located on each side of the pelvic cavity that produce ova and female sex hormones
  10. cervix
    neck of the uterus
  11. cervical os
    opening of the cerix to the uterus
  12. vagina
    tubular passageway from the cervix to the outside of the body
  13. vulva
    external genitalia of the female
  14. labia
    folds of tissue on either side of the vaginal opening known as the labia majora and labia minora
  15. clitoris
    female erectle tissue situated in the anterior portion of the vulva
  16. hymen
    fold of mucous membrane that encircles the enterance to the vagina
  17. introitus
    entrance to the vagina
  18. Bartholin glands
    two glands located on either side of the vaginal opening that secrete a lubricant during intercourse
  19. perineum
    region between the vulva and anus
  20. mammary glands
    two glands of the female breasts capable of producing milk
  21. mammary papilla
  22. areola
    dark pigmented area around the nipple
  23. embryo
    developing organism from fertilization to the end of the eighth week
  24. fetus
    developing organism from the ninth week to birth
  25. placenta
    vascular organ that develops in the uterine wall during pregnancy that provides nourshment for the fetus (placenta = cake)
  26. amnion
    innermost of the membranes surrounding the embryo in the uterus filled with amniotic fluid
  27. amniotic fluid
    fluid within the amnion that surrounds and protects the fetus
  28. meconium
    intestinal discharges of the fetus that form the first stools in the newborn
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Chapter 17: Female Reproductive System; Anatomical Terms
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